Cambodia’s water shortages blamed on extended dry spell

Cambodian authorities have told businesses to cut down on water usage and asked farmers not to plant a second rice crop amid a chronic water shortage in Phnom Penh which has been blamed on an extended dry spell.

Residents have also been told to stock up on clean drinking water with the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority warning of low water pressure and poor quality supply through the taps, with temperatures forecast to exceed 40 degrees Celsius over the coming weeks.

“Participation requires everyone to stop wasting water. Use less water to wash cars and motorcycles, for watering plants, and so on,” Phnom Penh’s Deputy Governor Nuon Pharath told local media.

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