The unseasonably dry weather in certain parts of Brazil is causing great concern in the country.  This includes new measures being introduced in Sao Paolo to try and avoid large-scale water rationing being necessary.

The president of SABESP (the metropolitan water authority), Dilma Pena announced a new incentive scheme for customers/ consumers throughout the city and state. There will apparently be a discount of thirty percent on the bills of people who cut back their use of water by twenty per cent.

She feels that this boost to people’s pockets will go a long way towards rebalancing H2O supply and demand during this (hopefully temporary) time of difficulty.
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