|Ten per cent of households in Cà Mau Province have no access to clean water. — Photo nguoiduatin.vn|
CÀ MAU — Of Cà Mau Province’s 226,000 households, 10 per cent still do not have access to clean water.
Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc, director of the Clean Water and Rural Environment Sanitation centre, said the province has 232 water supply systems but only 20 of them work effectively.
Most of the water supply systems are damaged, use simple technology, and do not work effectively.
In the dry season, many people lack clean water due to a shortage of water sources and saline surface water, especially in Đầm Dơi, U Minh, Năm Căn, Thới Bình, Trần Văn Thới districts.
Phúc said it was difficult to supply water because many of the households are located in different places. He suggested that local residents try to collect and reserve rainwater during the dry season.
The centre plans to upgrade and extend some water supply systems so they will work more efficiently, and will call for investment to repair damaged systems. — VNS