A water supply station, which can turn saltwater with salinity of 16‰ into fresh water, was inaugurated in An Hiep commune, Ba Tri district, the southern province of Ben Tre, on November 26.
The An Hiep water station will be able to filter 1,000 cubic metres of surface water of the Giong Nhut canal per day to serve about 1,500 households.
Depending on demands of local people, its water supply network will be expanded in the future, as will its capacity.
Chairman of the Ba Tri district People’s Committee Duong Minh Tung said that Ba Tri is one of the three coastal districts of Ben Tre province that usually faces fresh water shortage, therefore, the water station will support local lives.
Currently, the Tan My water supply plant in the district meets 44.7 percent of local people’s fresh water demand./.