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the city is not alone. In the high Taunus district and the municipalities have Grävenwiesbach and Schmitten call the drinking water a state of emergency. On Saturday, the drinking water supply collapsed in the lower Saxon village of Lauenau short. Why? It consumes more water as pumped can be.
"We have all driven on the least wind down," says Sven Janisch, commercial Manager of the Samtgemeinde Rodenberg, belongs to the municipality of Lauenau. Even for flushing the toilet, no drinking water should be used. On Friday, the high tank had run empty. The entire system was threatened with collapse. "If the network parts together are broken, it is a great effort to get up and Running again," says Janisch.
that's Why the population has been informed with speakers, to consume as little water as possible. Firefighters drove the water in the parts of the city, to conserve the water from the faucet. Some 150 were in use. "Up to Sunday we are to come with the tight water," says Janisch. On Sunday afternoon, the network could be stabilized again. Not critical the Situation is not yet. For example, in the case of a pipe rupture, the Situation could turn very fast.Updated Date: 10 August 2020, 15:20