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Cantareira System records drop in water volume and operates at 65% of total capacity

The Cantareira System, responsible for supplying around 9 million people in the state of São Paulo, registered a drop in water volume and is operating at 65.2% of its total capacity this Tuesday (9), according to Sabesp.

A year ago, the same supply system recorded values ​​of 82.5%, a drop of 17 percentage points.

Even with the rain that returned to São Paulo on Monday (8), Climatempo’s forecast indicates that the coming months will have below-average rainfall in the Cantareira System catchment areas, which would already leave levels lower.

Despite this, the low volume is still considered low when compared to the so-called water crisis of 2015, when the levels were below zero and the capital of São Paulo used the water available in the technical reserve, also known as “dead volume”.

Cantareira is part of the Integrated Metropolitan System – which is made up of six other water sources: Alto Tietê, Guarapiranga, Cotia, Rio Grande, Rio Claro and São Lourenço.

Source: CNN Brasil

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