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Water rationing hits Burkina Faso capital

Water rationing hits Burkina Faso capital

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou has been hit by severe water shortages, which have prompted authorities to impose a rationing schedule on water distribution.

Starting Tuesday, the city will be divided into two and each half will get 12 hours of water per day, according to the BBC.

The government says the shortages are down to high demand at a time when a heat wave is hitting the country.

Some districts of the city that has a population of about 2 million people have gone for more than three days without water.

However, the World Bank and USAID consider the country’s water management authority (ONEA) as one of the best performing public utility companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

No rains are expected before June or July and it’s until then that taps shall properly run again.