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Locality near Budapest hit by water shortage

About 3,000 inhabitants of Solymar, a hillside village north-west of Budapest, has been hit by a serious water shortage, with 1,000 households having no access to drinking water at all, Tamas Menczer, ruling Fidesz party lawmaker of the region, told a press conference on Thursday.

Citing the service provider Danube Regional Waterworks (DMRV), Menczer said the reason for the shortage was insufficient capacity of the water supply network and an increase in consumption due to the heatwave.

Menczer, who is also a state secretary at the foreign ministry, said water tankers were providing supplies for households affected by the deficiency. He added that other residents in the village had been asked to reduce consumption.

The authorities in charge have set up an emergency committee to restore water supply as soon as possible.

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