Village gets mains water century after post-war pledge

Mayor tells Connexion why he wants mains water available after residents coped for 100 years without it...

Residents of a village in northern France are preparing for their first taste of fresh piped drinking water – 100 years after they were promised a connection to the mains network at the end of World War One.

The 350 residents of Sains-lès-Marquion, Pas-de-Calais, are the last in the Artois-Picardy basin to be hooked up to a mains supply.

Between 1918 and 1927, most municipalities in the area ...

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