Metro Quito: 600,000 Citizens Without Potable Water

A landslide south of Quito dumped huge amounts of earth into the Rio Pita, which serves 25 percent of Quito's water customers, on Tuesday night (Dec. 5).  600,000 customers are without water temporarily, some until Friday night, according to utility officials.

The mayor of Quito closed 646 schools.  171 neighborhoods are affected by the potable-water outage.


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