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Water Shortage!


Due to the severe dust storms lately many areas like Qadsiya, Rumaitheya, Dasma, and a few other locations ran out of water. The water tanker trucks were all in line getting filled up. I remember a water tanker cost anywhere between 4 to 6 KD but this past week they were ranging from 10 KD to 20 KD which has never happened before. We had the summer of no electricity but it seems that we might have a summer of no water. The government hasn’t taken enough action to plan ahead for water and electrical requirements, and then there is the case of people wasting immense amount of water. I pass by so many houses where they just leave the hose running to clear the driveway and that drives me nuts. If they get the high pressure cleaner they can clean a car in about 1/5 the amount of water needed and much more effeciently. But after one severe dust storm people had no water the next morning in many areas which is very disturbing. I wonder which you can live without more electricity or water? I kept thinking about this but I for one have to shower in the morning, and living without electricity is fine for a little while. The one major solution to this is to charge people for their use and not subsidize 95% of the cost as they are doing with electricity. In both cases they should really make an effort to correctly charge for water and electricity and then people will control their usage when they feel the burn in their pocket.