Drinking water supply may be difficult in coming summer: Vice Mayor

The Vice Mayor, who is also the vice-chairman of the Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee, said that there may be difficulties in the supply of drinking water in the coming summer.
While inspecting the water supply conditions in Nay Pyi Taw on 29 August, he said that due to the lesser volume of water collected in 2022, officials had to provide water sparingly so that there would not be a shortage of drinking water.
He added that special supervision should be carried out to ensure that there is no stray loss in the water supply and no other uses besides drinking water.
He also stressed that attention should be paid to allowing more water to flow into the dam and to excavate and clear the sand silt in the inlet streams and tributaries.
He urged officials to coordinate with the relevant departments to ensure that there is no cutting of forest trees in the dam and watershed areas.
Due to lack of rainfall, the main dams that supply drinking water to Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee, such as Chaungmagyi Dam, Ottarathiri Dam and Yanaungmyin Dam have reduced water collection.
In August 2022, Chaungmagyi Dam could collect 45 per cent of drinking water supply and Yanyungmyin Dam 49 per cent. But in August this year, Chaungmagyi’s drinking water storage was 17 per cent and Yanaungmyin Dam and Sinohn Dam stored 47 per cent of water storage. — YWA/KZL


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