22 instances of water theft from main lines uncovered in Karak

(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN— Twenty-two cases of water theft from public water mains in the Southern Jordan Valley and Ghor Al-Safi, Karak Governorate, were uncovered by Ministry of Water and Irrigation inspection teams Monday, in cooperation with the Water Department in Karak, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The illegally siphoned water was used to fill agricultural irrigation ponds and water tankers and to water sheep, acts which violated the law and disrupted the water supply to various areas of Ghor Al-Safi and the Southern Jordan Valley, which affected the quota of water supplied to citizens.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the ministry said that based on the completion of the inspection campaign in various regions, several illegal connections to main water lines were removed and legal procedures have been taken and investigations are under way.

The statement stressed that ministry inspection teams will continue their intensive inspection campaigns in all areas of the kingdom to ensure citizens have uninterrupted access to water and to bring violators who illegally siphon water to justice.

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