Groundwater use continues in HCM City

Update: September, 22/2017 – 08:00

Workers at Thủ Đức Water Company check the operation system. In addition to clean water supplied by companies like this, people in many residential areas use groundwater for their daily activities due to a shortage of tap water. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — With warnings about the ill effects of groundwater on users’ health and possible land subsidence due to overexploitation of water, 10 years ago HCM City authorities had adopted policies to reduce the use of groundwater.- Tiếp tục đọc “Groundwater use continues in HCM City”

Ho Chi Minh City proposes ban on groundwater exploitation

Groundwater is not safe for consumption and its exploitation can cause subsidenceBy Tuoi Tre News

August 24,2017, 14:35 GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City proposes ban on groundwater exploitation
A resident uses underground water from a well to clean dishes in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have proposed a prohibition on underground water exploitation in certain metropolitan locations to ensure public health and prevent potential subsidence.The municipal People’s Committee has ordered the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to establish a map indicating locations where underground water exploitation could pose a danger to local residents. Tiếp tục đọc “Ho Chi Minh City proposes ban on groundwater exploitation”