Water Outage Fully Resolved in Rain-Hit Mabi District in Kurashiki

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Kurashiki, Okayama Pref., July 24 (Jiji Press)--A water outage crippling the Mabi district in the city of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, western Japan, which was hit hard by recent torrential rain, was fully resolved on Tuesday morning.

Tap water is now available back at a total of about 8,900 households in the district.

In the district, water supply had been disrupted since July 7 as a water purification facility was submerged in the heavy rain.

The outage was resolved on July 16 at about 1,300 households located south of the Oda River, whose levee collapsed. Supply resumed at about 7,600 households north of the river, after the city repaired water pipes and other equipment, and confirmed the safety of water through quality inspections.

"It's good news," a local woman said, noting that she no longer needs to go to an elementary school for water.

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