Government to debate measures against drought

As the drawn-out period of drought in the Czech Republic continues many mayors have issued a ban on using tap water to fill swimming pools and water gardens. Regional governors are counting the costs of the drought and preparing to ask for state compensation.

Meanwhile, the Environment Ministry is preparing a long-term strategy to fight drought. These include more water basins, landscape changes and support for water saving projects, such as contributing to the cost of reservoirs for rain water. The cost of the anti-drought measures should reach 42 billion crowns.