Priority is to reduce water loss — Bataineh

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AMMAN — Water Authority Secretary-General Bashar Bataineh said the ministry’s priority is to reduce water loss, constant violations on the network, and hold accountable those who attempt to tamper with or use water illegally, Khaberni News reported.

In an inspection tour of several neighborhoods in Salt to check the water situation there, Bataineh said Tuesday that efforts are reassuring, despite the challenges posed to the water sector.

He said that there is a marked decrease in the number of complaints from Salt and the rest of the regions regarding water supply and network infractions.

In another development, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, in cooperation with the Public Security Directorate, on Wednesday identified new water theft cases in Um Ammad area in southern Amman, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The ministry said its teams removed illegal fixtures on residential waterlines and referred the cases to the concerned authorities for investigation and to apprehend the violators.

The attacks siphoned off hundreds of cubic meters of potable water on a daily basis to irrigate green houses and fill ponds, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. اضافة اعلان



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