Jordan’s water situation is ‘critical’, new wells being dug

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AMMAN —The water situation is “very critical” this year and penalties must be toughened for violators and aggressors of the scarce commodity, said Ministry of Water and Irrigation spokesperson Omar Salama, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Salameh said the ministry is making every effort to provide water in sufficient quantities for all citizens, noting that ministry cadres are doubling their effort to deliver water in a timely and organized fashion.

Salameh pointed out that the current water situation is similar to previous years, impacted by climate change which resulted in depleted rainfall.

He said the ministry is drawing up plans to ensure the provision of water to citizens, insisting the supply must be “preserved, not wasted”.

At the end of the coronavirus pandemic, there was an increase in the number of tourists to the Kingdom coupled with the return of Jordanian expatriates, which burdened water quantities.

Currently, Jordan is digging new wells and working on rehabilitating old wells to ensure adequate supplies to all, especially during the torrid summer.

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