Traveling in the Alpes-Maritimes, Christophe Béchu spoke about the “historic” situation that France is going through. “More than a hundred municipalities in France today no longer have drinking water”, indicated Friday the Minister of Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, who described the situation as “historic”, during a visit to the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. In these municipalities, said the minister, “there are supplies that are made with drinking water trucks that are transported (…) since there is nothing left in the pipes”. “The whole challenge is to tighten a certain number of restrictions to avoid getting there”. To read also Drought: is there a risk of running out of drinking water in the coming weeks? SEE ALSO – What difference between “meteorological drought”, “soil drought” and “groundwater drought”? “The words of Elisabeth Borne are very clear: a historic drought”, hammered the minister, traveling to Roumoules, in the heart of a lavender farm. On Friday morning, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne activated the interministerial crisis unit, which is to meet during the day, faced with the “historic situation that many territories are going through”, announced Matignon. Christophe Béchu pleaded, in the territories which experience “prolonged water deficits”, to “anticipate”: “if you have to go and provide water, you should not worry about it in the morning when there is no more water in the pipes”. “The difficulty in terms of logistics and transport is not the same” according to the municipalities, underlined the minister, depending on whether it is a mountain municipality, a large or a small one. agglomeration.To read alsoFarmers hit hard by the droughtSEE ALSO – Drought in Paris: Anne Souyris details the measures put in place by the CityAfter the Roumoules lavender farm, Christian Béchu must go, accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture Marc Fesneau, on the Clostre stream, where he will discuss the issues of drought and biodiversity.
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