Danang provides free water to fight salinity intrusion
  • | laodong, | August 24, 2019 07:56 AM
Danang Water Supply Company (Dawaco) said that they would supply free water to hospitals, schools and hotels amid a water shortage.


Danang provides free water to fight salinity intrusion

Many hotels in Danang have asked to buy water to continue businesses. However, Dawaco have announced that they would provide free water for accommodation facilities, hospitals and schools.

"Owners of accommodation facilities, hospitals and schools can contact the company to get free water for students, patients and customers in the time being," the announcement wrote.

Dawaco announced a few days ago that water sources have become eight times saltier so they will have to cut supplied fresh water to residents of Danang.

As of August 23, the salinity concentration in Cau Do River was still at 1,000 mg per litre, much higher than the safe level of 250 mg/l. The Danang People's Committee has considered many solutions to deal with the problem such as mixing water from An Trach with the water from Cau Do River, letting approved firms exploit the underground water and reducing the capacity of beverage firms.

Dang Viet Dung, vice chairman of Danang, asked the Department of Construction to build a dam to prevent salinity intrusion.

Dawaco can provide 237,000 cubic metres of water to the citizens but the actual demand is 300,000 cubic metres of water per day. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed discharging water from hydropower reservoir to fight salination.

As of now, the residents in many areas in Danang have lost water for five days.

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