Store Water For Household Use, Vientiane Residents Advised

Vientiane residents are being advised to store sufficient water for household use as the capital’s water treatment plants struggle to process the increasingly turbid water sourced from the swollen Mekong River.

The Vientiane Water Supply State Enterprise issued the warning on Monday after realising that the turbid water was difficult for treatment plants to process, meaning that in some areas supply would be unable to match demand.

In a telephone interview with Vientiane Times yesterday, General Manager of the Vientiane Water Supply State Enterprise, Mr Khampheuy Vongsakhamphoui, said that at present sufficient clean water could be supplied to the population of Vientiane, but at times the supply would be inadequate because of the excessive turbidity of the river water.

Vientiane residents are being advised to store sufficient water for household use as the capital’s water treatment plants struggle to process the increasingly turbid water sourced from the swollen Mekong River.

The Vientiane Water Supply State Enterprise issued the warning on Monday after realising that the turbid water was difficult for treatment plants to process, meaning that in some areas supply would be unable to match demand.

In a telephone interview with Vientiane Times yesterday, General Manager of the Vientiane Water Supply State Enterprise, Mr Khampheuy Vongsakhamphoui, said that at present sufficient clean water could be supplied to the population of Vientiane, but at times the supply would be inadequate because of the excessive turbidity of the river water.

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