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Senegal: Drinking water shortages in Dakar

Dakar facing shortages of drinking water for past two months; take preventive measures

06 Jul 09:56 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/6/2017, 12:00 AM until 7/9/2017, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Senegal

Event

Residents in the capital Dakar have been facing a shortage of running water since May, with all neighborhoods affected. Running water is reportedly often only available in the middle of the night and available water is suspected of being of poor quality. The government announced that a number of projects will be launched soon to resolve the persistent issue.

Protests by angry residents are possible.

Context

The water shortages are due to ongoing repairs being made by the national water company, Sénégalaise des Eaux (SDE), along with increased demand.

Advice

Individuals in Dakar and its surrounding areas are advised to conserve and stock up on water when possible, to monitor developments to the situation, and to avoid all gatherings as violence may flare up without warning.

 

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