|More than three hundred households in Ha Noi's Ngoc Khanh Ward have had to live without potable water for a week after the water supply company stopped its service without notice.— VNA Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — More than three hundred households in Ha Noi's Ngoc Khanh Ward have had to live without potable water for a week after the water supply company stopped its service without notice.
Ward resident Pham Xuan Diem said his family had suffered a shortage of fresh water for five days.
"We have a small water tank, which is enough for two days' use. Now it's dry and the company has not supplied anything," he said.
Diem added it was the longest period of water shortage he had experienced since 1976, when he began living in the ward.
Nguyen Quoc Binh, another resident, said that his family had a water tank with a capacity of 1.5 cubic metres, and thus was able to help out some neighbours for a few days before the tank became empty.
Binh also said that after three days of not receiving any fresh water, households made numerous calls to the Ba Dinh Clean Water Trading Enterprise, only to be told that the water pipeline was being upgraded and low pressure was interrupting water supply. The company said they would resume supply as soon as possible.
Diep Tu Phuc, Chairman of the ward's People's Committee said his administration had asked the company to supply clean water by alternate means (delivering water in tankers) until normal supply can be resumed. — VNS