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Water pipeline rupture hits 50,000 households in Tiền Giang

Update: June, 13/2016 - 17:00
Workers repair the broken water pipeline in Tiền Giang Province on May 17. — Photo tuoitre.vn
Viet Nam News

TIỀN GIANG — The clean water supply for about 50,000 households in three districts of Tiền Giang Province was suspended after a pipeline connecting the areas to the Bình Đức Water Plant failed.

The water system ruptured at the section running through Châu Thành District’s Bình Đức Commune at around 7.30 am this morning. Thousands of cubic metres of water was seen spreading on to the road surface, cutting the water supply for 50,000 households in Gò Công Tây, Gò Công Đông districts and Gò Công Township.

The water pipeline suffered problems previously on May 17, forcing the aforementioned households to live without water for hours.

Huỳnh Công Dũng, director of Tiền Giang Water Supply One Member Co, Ltd. said that the exact position of the broken pipeline remained unknown until workers excavated the area.

The initial reason for the rupture, according to him, was a shortage in the connection between two pieces of steel and plastic used to make the pipeline. The weight of vehicle traffic on the road caused an overload of pressure and contributed to the breakage.

Dũng said the company had mobilised workers to fix the water pipeline. As per the planned repairs, it would take two days to resume water supply to the affected households.

The company would operate local water stations and mobilise trucks carrying water for residents in the interim, he said. — VNS



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