More than 100 municipalities in France without drinking water

Maïthé Chini, The Brussels Times on August 06, 2022

Due to the extreme drought, more than 100 municipalities in France are without potable water, and are being supplied by lorries as much as possible while the Government is looking for a solution.

In some parts of France, the extremely dry weather is beginning to take its toll, said French Minister of Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu during a visit to the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the south of the country on Friday.

"There is no more water in the pipes, so the municipalities are now being supplied by trucks," Béchu told France Info, adding that how smoothly the supply goes depends on the municipality's size and whether or not it is in the mountains.

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