Jordan’s Disi Basin: ancient 36,000-year-old groundwater reserves

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation announced on Thursday that the majority of groundwater in the Disi Basin is at least 36,000 years old. According to a post on its official Facebook account, the ministry further stated that the water in the Disi Basin is expected to be even older, Hala News reported. اضافة اعلان

The Disi Basin holds a significant strategic importance for Jordan, and its water stands out for its high quality, characterized by low salt content. The water quality in the basin surpasses the specifications of waters in advanced countries. This information is based on previous statements made by the Ministry of Water.

The basin plays a crucial role in supplying the kingdom with 100 million cubic meters of high-quality fresh water annually. This helps in reducing the need to draw extensively from other primary underground water sources. Additionally, it increases the distribution hours of clean water to citizens, thereby alleviating the strain on water resources in other provinces that supply water to Amman and Zarqa.

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