Ho Chi Minh City utility Saigon Water Corporation (Sawaco) has announced a suspension of supply to 15 districts including downtown for eight hours this weekend as a major plant undergoes maintenance.
Sawaco will cut water supply completely to districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and Thu Duc from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday. Many parts of districts 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, Tan Binh, Phu Nhuan, and Binh Thanh will also be out of water during the period.
The company said it is maintaining the Thu Duc pumping station, one of the biggest in the city, to make sure water supply is stable during the Lunar New Year festival in early February.
It said users should be prepared for turbid water and weak flows for a short while after supply resumes.