Around 104 villages in 14 Ayeyawady Region townships may face water shortages in early April, according to the region's Rural Development Department.
More than 80,000 people in the affected villages would need over 0.5 million gallons of water, it was estimated.
Soe Than, director of the department, said: “The department has collected the number of villages which may face water shortages. We need to supply water to some villages for one day or one week but to other villages for longer. The department will help well-wishers donate water by covering fuel costs for the supply of water.”
Most villages not included in the list were also in need of drinking water, according to residents.
Those on the watch list include 10 villages in Pathien Township, five villages in Kangyidaunt, five in Yaykyi, three in Kyaunggone, five in Tharbaung, three in Myanaung, seven in Kyankhin, three in Myaungmya, 15 in Pyapone, five in Bogale, 10 in Dedaye, 11 in Labutta, seven in Pyinsalu and 15 in Mawlamyinegyun.