MONTERREY, Mexico — Monterrey, Mexico's industrial capital,
has long been one of the country's most successful cities,
so its almost 5 million citizens were taken aback when they lost
one of the most fundamental of services: water.
Due to a combination of severe drought, bad planning, and excessive water usage,
nhabitants of Mexico's industrial powerhouse have been forced to turn to extreme methods reminiscent of remote,
impoverished areas: storing water in buckets to consume a scoopful at a time.