Water passes through filters in the Los Berros water purification plant, part of the Cutzamala System. The grand infrastructure project, constructed in 1980, transfers surface water to Mexico City from a distance of 120 kilometers and over elevations of 1,200 meters, illustrating the mega-city's immense environmental footprint on surrounding areas. The Cutzamala System provides around 15 percent of the city's potable water. Unfortunately, much of the pristine water is lost through leaks in Mexico City's aging municipal systems before it reaches consumers.
- © Janet Jarman 2007, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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