Broken water pipe affects thousands in Binh Dinh

VietNamNet Bridge – A broken water pipe caused by serious floods in south central coastal province of Binh Dinh one week ago has affected nearly 3,800 households in Tuy Phuoc District, an official said.

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A section of the water pipe of the Phuoc Thuan Water Plant breaks due to floods, affecting thousands of households in Tuy Phuoc District. – Photo dantri.com.vn


Nguyen Thanh Hoang, head of the local management board for clean water and environmental sanitation, said the unit has not yet been able to deal with the break in a section of the clean water pipe crossing Da Vang Dyke in Phuoc Nghia Commune’s Huynh Mai Village because it remained submerged in flood water as of yesterday morning.

"It will take at least five days to fix the pipe after the flood water has receded," Hoang said.

Earlier, last Tuesday, strong flood waters from upstream and uprooted trees caused the water pipeline to break. The incident resulted in 80 households living in Phuoc Nghia Commune and 3.700 in Phuoc Thuan Commune losing their supply of clean water for daily use, Dan tri e-newspaper reported.

Without water, residents are forced to temporarily use well water. However, this water source is not safe because it is contaminated with alum and flood water. Local households, therefore, have to buy bottled water for drinking.

Bui Thi Nga, a resident of Huynh Mai Village, Phuoc Nghia Commune, said she had to buy bottled water for cooking, and well water was being used for washing only.

“I have to buy two 10 litre bottles per day for daily use. We hope the local authorities will quickly repair the broken pipeline to provide clean water soon, helping people stabilise their lives,” Dien Thi Phuong, a resident of Phuoc Thuan Commune’s Pho Trach Village, said. 

Source: VNS

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