Household water consumption on the outskirts of Mexico City

June 7, 2022 Engineering No Comments

This research paper sets out to identify if household water inequality consumption in Mexico
City is expressed itself in a spatial distribution pattern. The methodology is based on spatial
data analysis performed on Geoda software. Data were obtained from the city’s water
operating agency for 2019. The results reveal that exist a household water consumption’
spatial pattern: households located in the central-western area register a high consumption
of water, while those in peripheral areas of the southern and southeastern register a lower
consumption. This pattern confirms that water consumption increases as households move
from the poorest periphery to the central area of the city. These findings suggest the urgency
of the city’s public water utility to adopt strategies to reduce discrimination in the poorest
areas. Thus, this research contributes to closing the information gaps on inequality water
consumption in cities in developing countries.

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