Colombians told to shower with a partner as water supplies worsen

In Bogotá, Colombia, water rationing due to low reservoir levels caused by El Niño prompts officials to urge couples to shower together as a water-saving measure. Mayor Carlos Fernando Galán emphasizes the importance of conserving water through behavioral changes and suggests residents consider skipping daily baths. The city, situated in the Andes, faces severe droughts and wildfires, with reservoir levels critically low. Measures include dividing the city into zones for 24-hour water cuts, with uncertain duration. Similar water crises affect other Latin American cities like Mexico City and Guatemala. While some residents adapt by showering with buckets, many remain skeptical about extreme measures like foregoing bathing altogether.

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