Ajlounis complain about water shortages

water tanker
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AMMAN — Ajloun residents are complaining about the lack of drinking water and the long periods they have to wait for water to reach them, which sometimes extends to weeks, and when it does, it is only pumped for few hours, reported to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

People say that the water shortage is due to the increase in demand and the dwindling amount of water from its sources during the summer, which forces them to buy water despite the higher prices.

They called on the concerned authorities to take action, and distribute the water in fair quantities.

Director of Yarmouk Water Company Montaser Al-Momani told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that citizens’ complaints and demands will be followed up on, and that water supply will improve.

He said that the budget from the Ajloun Governorate Council for the water sector during 2023 amounts to JD1.1 million, distributed among four projects, including a project to restoring the situation to normal after the excavations which are currently taking place at a value of JD150,000, and rehabilitating and connecting water networks at a value of JD150,000.

At the same time, JD300,000 will be allocated to connect people to the water network, JD300,000 for the sewage network in various areas of Ajloun, and JD50,000 for a project to purchase water meters.

Huge projects in the water sector will be implemented in the governorate at a cost of about JD83 million, including JD64 million for the implementation of the sewage project in the Al-Junaid area, and JD6 million for the water carrier from after the Kafranja Dam to Al-Qaeda area in Anjara, in addition to projects to address problems in the water sector, he said.

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