Puerto Rico Still Dealing With Contaminated Drinking Water

It has been two months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, yet water access for many residents remains interrupted and those who have service are afraid to use it.

Quartz provided an update on water service in the mountain municipality of Utuado. The water treatment plant was devastated by the hurricane and it could take weeks to bring equipment back on line, the report said.

“Only around one third of its roughly 30,000 inhabitants have running water, and many are still drinking only bottled water, or using filters or chlorine tablets to disinfect the water from the faucets,” the report said.