Europe 1 with AFP 1:18 p.m., August 5, 2022, modified at 1:21 p.m., August 5, 2022

"More than a hundred municipalities in France today no longer have drinking water", indicated Friday the Minister for Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, who described the situation as "historic", during a a visit to the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Elisabeth Borne activated the interministerial crisis unit on Friday morning.

"More than a hundred municipalities in France today no longer have drinking water", indicated Friday the Minister for Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, who described the situation as "historic", during a a visit to the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Truck supplies

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 issue is to tighten a certain number of restrictions to avoid getting there".

"Elisabeth Borne's words are very clear: a historic drought", hammered the minister, traveling to Roumoules, in the heart of a lavender farm.

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Friday morning, Prime Minister Elisabeth 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.

Mr. Béchu pleaded, in the territories which are experiencing "protracted water deficits", to "anticipate": "if you have to go and provide water, you should not worry about it in the morning when there is 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.

After the Roumoules lavender farm, Christian Béchu must go, accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture Marc Fesneaux, to the Colostre stream, where he will discuss the issues of drought and biodiversity.

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