The world’s largest water purification plant will be shut down as the city struggles to contain the effects of a severe drought.
The water purifications plant in downtown Los Angeles will shut down for maintenance and repairs on Wednesday, and residents will be required to use bottled water for drinking and showering.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says there will be no more tap water and bottled water will not be available for use at the plant.
The plant, which provides water to more than 30,000 people, was set to open next month, but it has been in operation for about a year due to the severe drought and the lack of funding.
The city of Los Angeles is grappling with the effects on its drinking water supply and the inability to get water from other sources.
Los Angeles has been battling the severe dry spell since March.
The city’s water system is overwhelmed, with a shortage of water for the water system’s water-supply lines and thousands of households without safe water.
The drought has been particularly severe in Los Angeles, with more than 6 inches of rain falling on some parts of the city in just the past month alone.