quite low, and aside from people being asked to cut back on usage, there are reports of some rationing taking place. As most houses here come equipped with water tanks that fill automatically, most households have a day's supply even if water from the street is shut off.
In São Paulo, the largest city in South America, the situation is much worse. The reservoir there is down to a mere fraction of total capacity, and in fact they are already operating on the technical reserve. Photos of the reservoirs look more like verdant valleys than lake beds, with cows grazing and trees growing where there should be hundreds of meters of water standing. In one recent news report I heard that even with two years of normal rainfall, São Paulo's reservoir will only reach half of total capacity. That's assuming the drought ends, which is uncertain. Another report on TV has explained how deforestation in the Amazon has led directly to the drought conditions now being experienced in south-central Brazil.
For more on conditions here in Brazil, check out the following from DW. It describes in vivid detail how the crisis is impacting farmers and fishermen in particular.
We Could Use Some Rain