Drinking water supplied to Damascus is safe and sterilized

Damascus, SANA – Minister of Water Resources Kamal al-Shikheh stressed that the water being supplied to Damascus city is safe and sterilized, dismissing all social media reports which have claimed otherwise as “baseless”.

Speaking to SANA in a statement on Tuesday, the Minister said the General Establishment of Drinking Water and Sewerage of Damascus and its Countryside supplies drinking water to the citizens after daily analyzing water to check its safety according to the Syria standards.

The Establishment’s Director Hussam Hreidin assured in turn that the major water source feeding Damascus city will be back in service within hours after Friday breakdown will have been fully fixed.

Friday, alternative sources of Damascus city’s basin and the water pumping centers spread all over the city have been employed to tackle the situation, Hreidan noted.

He also assured that the Establishment has an emergency plan for the possibility of any water supply source getting out of service for three to seven days.

Haifa Said

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