Water crisis in Al-Mutla’a City

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KUWAIT CITY, June 8: Residents of Al- Mutla’a city are grappling with a severe scarcity of fresh water, exacerbated by the closure of the Amghara water station, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The closure has led to increased pressure on the Jahra water station, resulting in extended waiting times for water tanker fill-ups, now reaching up to 6 hours. Consequently, the price of a single tanker load has skyrocketed to 15 dinars, leaving residents burdened by exorbitant costs.

In light of this dire situation, residents have appealed to authorities in the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Works, and the Environment Agency to urgently address the water crisis, particularly as summer approaches. They emphasize the urgent need to operationalize sewage plants to alleviate the burden on the community. Khaled Al-Anzi, Chairman of the Al-Mutla’a Residents Committee, expressed frustration over the neglect of their city, stating that the crisis extends beyond water filling delays to include sewage issues. Despite promises to address these concerns, including the operation of sewage pumps, little progress has been made.

Mishal Al-Hajri, head of the volunteer committees of Al-Mutlaa city, highlighted the severity of the water crisis, attributing it primarily to malfunctioning water pumps. With the closure of the Amghara pump, the pressure on the Jahra pump has intensified, leading to significant delays in water distribution. Residents urge swift action from authorities to alleviate their suffering, emphasizing that the water crisis poses a significant threat to their well-being, particularly with the onset of summer

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