More than 100 municipalities deprived of drinking water in France, a drought "historical"

By Graziella L. Posted Aug 6, 2022 11:57 AM

The Minister for Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, confirmed this week that more than a hundred municipalities in France are currently without drinking water, due to a “historic” drought.

After a rather dry start to the year, the summer season did not help thesoil conditionwith heat waves and heat waves which follow each other without respite. In fact, a historic drought takes place throughout France, with the majority of departments placed in vigilance drought. Residents and farmers face water restrictions increasingly important as the situation worsens, with more than one hundred municipalities without drinking water.

Indeed, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, noted a particularly hard and history in many villages, where drinking water trucks must be conveyed to provide this vital element to the populations. If the organization Paris water ensures that this is far from happening in Ile-de-France, the fourth heat wave expected this week could well draw a little more on the reserves of previous years.

Last week, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne implemented the interministerial crisis unitto deal with the “historical situation that many territories are going through“, especially in the south of the country. Matignon affirms that “vsThis drought is the worst ever recorded in our country.“.

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