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Outlying HCM City district now accesses clean water

Update: December, 15/2016 - 10:24
All households in HCM City’s Hóc Môn District now have access to clean water, according to the district’s People’s Committee. — Photo tuoitre.vn

HCM CITY – All households in HCM City’s Hóc Môn District now have access to clean water, according to the district’s People’s Committee.

Around 80 per cent of the 86,400 households in the district use tap water, while about 20 per cent use clean water from public tanks and tank trucks.

Lê Văn Khoa, deputy chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, on Tuesday  praised the efforts of the district authorities and the Sài Gòn Water Supply Corporation (SAWACO) in supplying clean water to the district.

Tests of SAWACO’s Trung An Water Supply Joint-Stock Company (TAWACO) show that more than 97 per cent of water from wells in Hóc Môn District has harmful substances, some of which can cause cancer, Khoa said.

TAWACO should ensure the quality of the water and inspect the quality of raw water sources regularly, he said.

He asked TAWACO and SAWACO to ensure sufficient water pressure in both peak and off-peak hours.

He said that the district and water firms should install tap water pipelines and water metres at households that use public tanks and tank trucks by the end of next year. – VNS

 

 

 

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