Urban water and sanitation infrastructure

Urban water supplies and distribution

$660M Bakheng plant bolsters capital’s water supply

The Cambodian government spent about $660 million for the three phases of the Bakheng water treatment plant which aimed to meet the growing demand for clean water in Phnom Penh and nearby Takhmao City of Kandal province. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Phase III of Niroth water treatment plant set for ‘26

Cambodian authorities have announced 2026 a start date for the construction of Phase III of the Niroth Water Treatment Plant. A recent meeting between the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) approved the launch of a feasibility study of ...

Sem Pisey

Water authority asks for responsible consumption this ongoing dry season

The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) has called on residents in the city centre to use water responsibly in order to enable clean water to reach citizens living on the outskirts of the city who are plagued by low water pressure issues that can ...

Sok Chan

Demand for water in capital increases

The general director of the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority yesterday said that the capital is facing a shortage of water as facilities across the city struggle to produce enough to meet rising demands. ...

Pech Sotheary

Water utility says order to drop rates will not dilute its revenues

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s order for the capital’s water supplier to lower its rates and compensate customers for charges incurred under a new payment scheme introduced in May will not have a significant impact on the company’s revenue or growth plans, a finance officer at ...

Hor Kimsay

PM orders water repayments

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the Industry Ministry and the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority to repay customers after a technical blunder led to big water bills. ...

May Titthara

Water utility signs deal for plant facelift

The capital’s listed water utility, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA), signed a construction deal yesterday with France’s Vinci Constructions Grands Projects to renovate the Chamkarmon Water Treatment Plan and enlarge its water production capacity from 20,000 cubic metres per day to 52,000 cubic metres. ...

Hor Kimsay

Water plant gets efficiency boost

Japan-based company Metawater will provide its power-saving inverter technology to a water treatment plant in Cambodia’s capital through an arrangement that will help the Japanese government earn carbon reduction credits, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report. ...

Sum Manet

Cheap water deal

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday urged the state-owned Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority to buyout infrastructure owned by private companies providing water to the outskirts of the capital. ...

May Kunmakara

Utility bills slashed for many

The government is to standardize water and electricity rates for factory workers and students in a bid to stop them being ripped off by unscrupulous landlords.   ...

Mom Kunthear

Water authority overcharges village residents

Representatives for nearly 50 families protested yesterday asking the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) to rectify a clerical error that led to high monthly water bills for residents of two communities. ...

Pech Sotheary

Over 83 pct of Cambodia's urban dwellers have access to clean water: minister

More than 83 percent of Cambodia’s urban residents have currently access to clean water, up from only 60.5 percent in 2012, Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh said on Thursday.   ...

Shanghai Daily Team

City’s tap water gets thumbs up

Browse any online expat or tourist forum where people ask whether the tap water in Phnom Penh is safe to drink and you will likely find an adamant “No!” But according to water sanitation experts, these forums are wrong. Phnom Penh has some of the safest ...

Maddy Crowell

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