Cambodia: Sihanoukville runs out of water

Cambodia: Sihanoukville runs out of water

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Needless to say, if Sihanoukville plans on becoming an emerging coastal destination it needs to address long term water supply.

A water shortage in the tourist town of Sihanoukville has led authorities to advise scores of businesses to dig their own wells as only 50 percent of local demand is currently being met after high temperatures dried up the water supplier’s only reservoir.

The situation became so bad Sunday that the municipal fire department was unable to extinguish a blaze in the busy backpacker district along Serendipity Road because fire trucks ran out of water and firefighters were unable to tap local pipelines in order to put out the flames.

 

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