Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

July 25, 2017
By Junno Arocho Esteves
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state’s 100 fountains.

The office governing Vatican City State announced July 25 that the drought has “led the Holy See to take measures aimed at saving water” by shutting down fountains in St. Peter’s Square, throughout the Vatican Gardens and in the territory of the state.