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April, 21 2014 08:20:00

Dry spell causes water shortage

More than 1,600 households in Tinh Ky Commune, Quang Ngai City, were facing clean water shortages earlier than usual, according to the commune's People's Committee.— Photo nguoiduatin

QUANG NGAI (VNS)— More than 1,600 households in Tinh Ky Commune, Quang Ngai City, were facing clean water shortages earlier than usual, according to the commune's People's Committee.

Droughts usually affect water resources in June and July but this year the dry spell has come early.

Many of the residents in the commune, which has a population of over 10,000 people, are being forced to buy clean water for cooking and household use.

Nguyen Thi Tam, who sells clean water from her shop, said most local households had wells, but many were contaminated.

Deputy Chairman of the Tinh Ky Commune People's Committee, Nguyen Xi, said the water shortage would become more serious with summer fast approaching.

The committee had invited companies to conduct a survey in order to drill more wells, but they could not drill because water sources in the commune remained contaminated with alum, said Xi.

The committee has asked Quang Ngai authorities to quickly create a plan to supply water to local residents.

Building of a reservoir in the commune had been planned, but there was a shortage of funds for the VND5 billion (US$238,000) project, said Xi. — VNS

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