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Kuwait close to water rationing

Gulf state already using up strategic reserves.

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Kuwait's water reserves are running low.
Kuwait's water reserves are running low.

Kuwaits Ministry of Electricty and Water (MEW) will be forced to introduce water rationing if the existing level of consumption continues throughout the summer, the Al Seyassah newspaper reports.

The authorities have already used nine million imperial gallons of water from strategic reserves, the papers says. The ministry may be forced to use a total of 20 million imperial gallons from the strategic reserves, according to sources, if the temperatures continue to soar and water consumption at homes and swimming pools in specific continues to increase.

The news comes amid reports that the MEW has obtained approval from the Central Tenders Committee to float a tender for the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of sea water distillation units in South Al-Zour station to produce 30 million imperial gallons every day.

 

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