Drinkfonteintjes in Rome closed due to extreme drought
Some of the “nasoni”, the drinkfonteintjes that are scattered all around the Italian city of Rome and where people are free clean water can pick up, since Wednesday. The extreme heat in the area has ensured that there is enough water available.
That reports Reuters. Thirty of the approximately 2,800 of these fountains are currently closed.
That not only has as a consequence that the tourists during these hot days extra water should buy, there is also the chance that the many homeless people in the city get dehydrated. Many of them use the water from the fountains as drinking water. The temperature in Rome is rising this week, far above the 35 degrees.
Now a part of the little fountains out of use, outdated pipes renewed, so that less water is lost.
Also, the temporary closing to make sure that the water level of the Lake-more that Rome is not too far drops. The Red Cross, however, is that it is not as “saved” can be if that means that homeless people get dehydrated.
It is not known whether there are still more waterfonteintjes be closed.