Saturday, July 28, 2007

Irbid water crisis

The water situation in Irbid this year has been bad from the beginning. I suspect that a large part of the problem is that Syria has not allowed any significant volume of water to flow into the Yarmouk River. Of course, as long as Syria broadcasts a complimentary TV program on the occasion of Jordan’s Independence Day, who cares if 400,000 people have to get by with no water?

Added to this, the water fiasco over the last two weeks in Mafraq has meant that absolutely no water has been pumped to large swaths of the city for the past two weeks. Tanker drivers selling water are making a killing, selling the water to the highest bidders. The cost of three cubic meters of water is now selling for over 25 dinars. This volume of water is barely enough for a small family for a week.

This is another crisis brewing. Notice that the government will not take any action until it is too late. This time is fast approaching.

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At 1:32 AM, Anonymous moi said...

It's absolutely ridiculous! I'm in Irbid right now and everyone is complaining about this issue. Add to that the heat and humidity and you have a serious water problem. Some people say that something in the distribution plant has been broken for 2 weeks and still needs to be fixed, and others say that the good water was sent to the Bani Hassan area that was hit with contaminated water and so none was left for people in Irbid. You're talking about 3/4 of a million people! In any case, it looks like the problem is letting up because we're expecting to get water tomorrow :)

 
At 3:32 AM, Blogger Mohanned said...

El 7ag 3leko yal shamalat, invade syria and take control ;P

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a minute ago i was chatting to a resident from al manshieh. He claimes that yesterday(28.7.07) there was 50 something new cases. The government distributed some water as a one off incident in front of the cameras and people are also not allowed to get any tanks from outside the area (prevented by the police)

Back to Syria. Terry Jones onec compared the Crusaders invasion of their mate, the emire of Damascus as the american F15s turn and Bomb Saudi arabia instead of Iraq

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a minute ago i was chatting to a resident from al manshieh. He claimes that yesterday(28.7.07) there was 50 something new cases. The government distributed some water as a one off incident in front of the cameras and people are also not allowed to get any tanks from outside the area (prevented by the police)

Back to Syria. Terry Jones onec compared the Crusaders invasion of their mate, the emire of Damascus as the american F15s turn and Bomb Saudi arabia instead of Iraq

 

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