Delay in Sewerage Network Endanger Groundwater, Zaatri

تم نشره في Sun 17 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
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AMMAN —Al Ghad— Specialists to “Al Ghad” warn that delay in sewerage and draining infrastructures in Zaatri camp, the largest Syrian refugee camp in the Arab region, endanger the safety of groundwater sources right below the campsite, and called for the international community to take responsibility, and stressed the vitality of the government’s position, primarily the Minister of Water and Irrigation, in regards to sustaining the quality of groundwater, who —on their part— stated that lack of funding comprises the largest obstacle to the Ministry’s efforts in this regard.

The Zaatri camp produces around 2,500 cubic metres of sewerage every day, which required about USD2,500 dollars to process, daily. On the other hand, sustainability plans in total nearly USD750 million for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018, via the establishment of water and drainage network systems and projects, estimated at USD250 million annually in costs.