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News Three new wells start operating in Maan Governorate

AMMAN — The pumping of water from three new wells in Petra District in Maan Governorate has begun at a capacity of 600 cubic metres per hour, in a bid to improve supply at the desert town, an official said on Monday 29 May.

The three new wells are part of a project which seeks to provide additional water to the residents of Petra District, according to Omar Salameh, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.

The project also entailed the construction of water reservoirs, operation rooms and the installation of 12 kilometres of pipelines, according to Salameh.

“The project will serve over 27,000 people in Petra District and adjacent areas, where water supply was irregular due to a lack of water resources. Residents of Petra District will see a noticeable change in water supply this summer,” Salameh told The Jordan Times.

He added that another well in Hussainiyeh in Maan has also started operation this week, noting that it now pumps additional 120 cubic metres of water.

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Geographical coverage Jordan,
News date 30/05/2017
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