Offbeat: More than 100 municipalities without drinking water in France

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  Plus de 100 communes sans eau potable en France © Copyright 2022, L'Obs

"more than a hundred municipalities in France today have no drinking water," said the Minister of Transition Ecological, Christophe Béchu, who described the situation as "historic", during a visit to the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, this Friday, August 5.

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in these municipalities, said the minister, "there are supplies that are made with drinking water trucks that we transport [...] since it does not There is nothing more in the pipes ”. "The challenge is to tighten a number of restrictions to avoid getting there," he said. "The words of Elisabeth Borne are very clear: a historic drought," said the minister.

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"We know it will be the driest summer. We are in a situation that we have never known with 62 departments with crisis arrests. We will have to get used to episodes of this type, "added Christophe Béchu.

A “historic” situation

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Friday morning, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne activated the inter -ministerial crisis cell , which must meet in the Day, faced with the "historic situation that many territories are going through," said Matignon.

Christophe Béchu pleaded, in the territories which know "water deficits which extend", to "anticipate": "If you have to go and provide water, you should not worry about the morning where there is water in the pipes. "

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" The difficulty in terms of logistics and routing is not the same "according to the municipalities, A Underlined the minister, according to whether it is a mountain commune, a large or a small agglomeration.

After the exploitation of lavender of Roundle, Christophe Béchu must go, in the company of the Minister of Agriculture Marc Fesneaux, on the river of the colostre, where he will evoke the challenges of drought and biodiversity.

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