Measures sped up to deal with Danang salinity intrusion
  • | nguoilaodong, | August 24, 2019 04:03 PM
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Authorities in Danang are seeking measures to protect water sources in the area amid rising saline intrusion.


Measures sped up to deal with Danang salinity intrusion

Danang City has suffered from water shortages for at least five days as the Cau Do River has suffered from high salinity concentration. Cau Do River is the main water source for Cau Do and San Bay water companies.

The Department of Construction advised all state agencies to monitor the weather closely and make preparations in case they have to build a saline prevention dam. The dam is only a temporary solution in order to ensure that most water will be directed to Cau Do Water Company in the worst-case scenario where there is no rain and the salinity concentration won't decrease.

The authorities are also preparing to build Lien Hoa Water Plant that has a capacity of 120,000 cubic metres of water per day. Construction will start in late September and be completed in 2020. The water supply system will be expanded with four water pipes to Ngu Hanh Son and Son Tra districts to be installed next month.

Dawaco Director Ho Huong said after hydro-reservoir discharges, the salinity concentration dropped a bit so Dawaco started their pumps to provide more water to the city. The situation improved on August 23. Dawaco provides about 305,000 cubic metres of water to Danang. On August 23, it provided 237,000 cubic metres of water.

"The water shortage occurred mostly in downstream districts like Ngu Hanh Son and Son Tra districts. The upstream areas have not suffered from water shortages," he said

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