Drinking water brought in by tanker to French communes

4,000 residents in seven communes are having water tankered in as drought worsens

Water is being delivered by tanker to 4,000 residents of seven communes in the southwest of France, as the drought worsens.

Inhabitants in the Aubazines district (Bort-les-Orgues), Sarroux-Saint-Julien-près-Bort, Saint-Bonnet-près-Bort, Saint-Victour, Margerides, Monestier-Port-Dieu, Thalamy and Veyrières, in the Corrèze department have had water brought in by tanker since Sunday, after supplies ran too low for the existing network to supply them.

Veolia, which manages this water network, had earlier issued a warning to residents to be vigilant with water use, France Bleu Limousin reported.

A total 192 water restriction orders are in place, in 86 departments across France, according to the government's Propluvia website.

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