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Smelly Rio de Janeiro water supply has residents on edge; Smelly Rio de Janeiro water supply has residents on edge

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

RIO DE JANEIRO - There's a creeping sense of alarm in Rio de Janeiro after more than a week of foul tasting and smelling tap water in dozens of neighbourhoods. Rumours are flying, and residents are hoarding bottled water.

People in the metropolitan area have taken to social media to show glasses of water that appears reddish or brownish. Several supermarkets visited by the Associated Press on Wednesday had run out of bottled water.

There have been rumours - denied by officials - that...