Water Resources Minister: Drinking water in Damascus clean and safe

Damascus, SANA – Water Resources Minister Kamal al-Sheikha asserted that the drinking water being supplied to Damascus city is clean, safe, and complies with health standards.

In a statement to SANA, the Minister said that the central lab of the General Establishment for Drinking Water and Waste Disposal in Damascus analyzes drinking water on daily and hourly basis.

He explained that due to a decrease in water supplies, the Establishment is pumping water directly from wells in al-Rabweh area to the network, and that the repeated power outages that cause emergency generator to kick in and operate pumps in a sudden manner have resulted in a degree of sediments appearing in water, particularly in al-Mazzeh area.

Al-Sheikha affirmed that the water supplies in Damascus are good and water is being provided in adequate amounts, with Damascus receiving water for six hours per day.

Hazem Sabbagh

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