MMRA: Water supply ceased in certain areas due to infringements

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MMRA: Water supply ceased in certain areas due to infringements

September 20, 2021 - 23:04
Written by: RabiaGolden

The management of the Man-made River Authority (MMRA) announced the complete suspension of water supply in the areas between eastern Ajdabiya and Suluq, starting from Tuesday and lasting for a period ranging between seven to ten days, due to exposure of one of its valves to illegal encroachment.

The MMRA stated that the discharge valve at the station 150 and 40, located adjacent to the city of Zueitina, was exposed to the leakage of large amounts of water, due to the establishment of illegal and unprofessional connections by certain citizens without permission.

The authority further explained that the reason for cutting off the water supply is due to the extremely high pressure under which the station operates, making it impossible to carry out maintenance operations without stopping the water flow and that the process of emptying the channel of water will cause the waste of no less than 300,000 cubic meters.