Water problems

Phnom Penh is located at the confluence of the Mekong, Tonle Sap, and Bassac Rivers so it has access to a lot of water. What it doesn’t have is the infrastructure to purify and distribute the water. There has been a massive building boom in the last ten years and water supplies that were inadequate before that started are even more inadequate now. Many of the new boreys (gated communities) go without water for large parts of the day or even for a day at a time because they are located on the outskirts of the city. But even those of us in the city are experiencing more and more shortages of water. The Maryknoll office where I live has maintained its water supply but at the deaf office there is often not enough water to reach the second floor. I keep a bucket of water handy in that bathroom there.