Construction of three projects to improve water supply and reduce water loss has begun in Balqa Governorate, where water loss is estimated at 60 per cent, according to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.
The three projects target the water network in Balqa, located 35km northwest of the capital, according to ministry’s officials, who noted that main and tertiary pipes are in a deteriorated state as they were installed years ago and pressure on the network has surged.
The projects, worth JD350,000, will be implemented by local contractors, Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem Nasser said in a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times. Supply disruptions will be addressed once the projects are completed, while water supply and distribution efficiency will improve, Nasser said in the statement.
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