Demand for clean water in Hanoi is expected to fall 15-20 percent during the upcoming traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) due to the cold weather and mass exodus to the countryside, according to the Hanoi Clean Water Service Company.

The company is supplying clean water for over 3.1 million people in eight inner districts, excluding Thanh Xuan, and six outlying districts, including Quang Minh industrial town in Me Linh.

In outlying districts of Tu Liem, Thanh Tri, Dong Anh, Gia Lam, Soc Son and Me Linh, the usage rate of clean water reaches 41.93 percent.

The capital’s clean water is sourced from ground water and Da river with a total capacity of 650,000 cu.m each day.-VNA