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Civil council cuts water in 30 villages north of al-Raqqa for maintenance

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Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Rose Kajo
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Publication date: 2019/01/15 20:52

Al-Raqqa - SMART

The al-Raqqa Civil Council cuts off the drinking water from over 30 villages north of al-Raqqa, Eastern Syria, after stopping the main irrigation channel that reaches the al-Adnaniyah pump for maintenance.

Local sources told SMART that the maintenance work will include bridges and channels on the canal, which provide water for dozens of villages.

The municipalities of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration in al-Raqqa, in cooperation with an international organization, started supplying drinking water to the affected villages using 50 water tanks. The price of a water tank is between 20,000 and 30,000 Syrian pounds ($30-45) according to the tank capacity.

The sources added that the water cuts will continue for about a month until the completion of maintenance work on the main irrigation channel.

Al-Raqqa Civil Council works on the implementation of service projects in al-Raqqa. Earlier, al-Raqqa Civil Council rehabilitated the main drinking water station. It also works to remove earth mounds and clean roads.