Water is coming back to New York City residential areas after years of neglect.
The city announced this week that it is using nearly 1.3 million acre-feet (or 5.2 billion gallons) of rainwater to irrigate residential and commercial properties in the city.
This is a significant increase from 2015, when 1.1 million acre feet (or 3.3 billion gallons of water) was used.
But, like in many other American cities, residents are still not getting their share of the water back from the city’s reservoirs.
This article was originally published by The Verge and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.