18.3% of families in South have poor water supplies (2)

30% of families nationwide unhappy to drink tap water

(ANSA) - Rome, November 19 - Irregular water supplies are a problem for 18.3% of families living in southern regions, national statistics institute Istat said Thursday. This is the highest percentage since 2010 and well above the national average of 9.2%, the agency added. Some 30% of families nationwide and 40.2% of those in the south are unhappy to drink tap water. The Sicilian city of Messina has recently been hit by a water-supply crisis caused by landslides.


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