|A water reservoir at the Tân Hiệp Water Supply Plant. — Photo sggp.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – The Sài Gòn Water Corporation (Sawaco) has asked the HCM City authority to build five reservoirs in the next eight years to ensure clean water supply for residents.
The quality of the water supply has worsened due to pollution and the effects of climate change, according to Sawaco, the largest tap water supplier in the city.
The five reservoirs will be located in Gò Vấp District, Bình Chánh District and in the central, southern and western parts of the city. The reservoirs will be able to store up to 373,000 cubic metres of water.
Sawaco said the cost of building the new reservoirs and upgrading old water towers would be VNĐ3.6 trillion (US$158.3 million), including VNĐ2.74 trillion ($120.5 million) for the five reservoirs.
The first reservoir to be built will be located in Gò Vấp Park, while the rest will be completed by 2024.
The city’s reservoirs and water towers can store up to 720,000 cubic metres, which is about 43 per cent of the total water consumed daily in 2016.
By 2025, Sawaco expects the total capacity of the city’s reservoirs and water towers to be upgraded to 1.2 million cubic metres, which is about 48 per cent of the total water consumed on a daily basis.—VNS