Over 50% of Jordan’s drinking water is lost to leakage, theft — ministry

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation said that more than half of Jordan’s drinking water is lost to water leakage and theft, Al-Saa News reported.اضافة اعلان

In a post on its official Facebook page, the ministry said the water losses come from illegal usage, illegal connections, and network vandalism and leakage.

Government effortsWater is a key area of focus in Jordan’s 10-year Economic Modernization Vision, launched last year.

As part of the plan, the government aims to reduce non-revenue water by 2 percent annually, cutting it to at or below 25 percent of total losses by 2040.

A major player in that effort is the National Water Carrier Project, which will deliver 300 million cubic meters of potable water annually to the capital and surrounding areas, and potentially regions along the pipeline.

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