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Tunisia to cut off public water supplies overnight due to drought

Tunisia to cut off public water supplies overnight due to drought

TAREK AMARA TUNISIA will cut off water supplies to citizens for seven hours a night in response to the country's worst drought on record, state water distribution company SONEDE said in a statement. The country's agriculture ministry earlier introduced a quota system for potable water and banned its use in agriculture until Sept. 30, as the country battles with a drought that is now in its fourth year. SONEDE said in a statement that the water will be cut off daily from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m., with immediate effect. Mosbah Hlali, its head, said the drought in the country was unprecedented…
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