Lima, Peru looking for ways to combat water shortage

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Lima is the second-largest desert city after Cairo in Egypt. Its expansion is putting pressure on residents and authorities to try and find a solution to water shortages, fast. CCTV’s Dan Collyns filed this report.

Lima, Peru looking for ways to combat water shortage

Lima, Peru looking for ways to combat water shortage

Lima is the second-largest desert city after Cairo in Egypt. Its expansion is putting pressure on residents and authorities to try and find a solution to water shortages, fast. CCTV's Dan Collyns filed this report.

Highlights:

  • Around a million Lima residents don’t have running water.
  • A third of Peruvians live in Lima and every year thousands more migrate to the area
  • In neighborhoods off the grid, residents can pay up to 12 times more than those who are connected to the water lines.