Sharjah water crisis to be over in Aug

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa), in a bid to resolve the acute water scarcity problem in the emirate, is providing an additional 11 million gallons of water daily to various affected areas in Sharjah.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Thu 13 Jul 2006, 12:13 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:11 PM

Abdul Rahman Al Suliman, head of the public relations department at Sewa, said yesterday “beginning August, the water scarcity problem will be completely resolved and no locality in the emirate will face any such problem in the future.”

He attributed the current water shortage problem to the continuous population rise in the emirate — especially over the past six months.

He pointed out that during July, around 8 million gallons of water has been distributed daily in the effected areas. "In August, an additional 3 millions gallons of water will be distributed," he assured.

Suliman said this additional water supply will be pumped by the water distribution network plant which pumps around 91 million gallons daily.

SEWA has at present allocated ten tanks to supply free water in affected areas. Sewa officials have also urged the public to approach their water supply section to get free water tankers if they are facing an acute shortage.

An engineer from the water emergency section said, residents of Abu Shagara and other areas facing any water shortage or water supply disconnections should not hesitate to contact the department's emergency section.

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