Local sources confirmed, on Sunday, October 16, that residents of the "Mazzeh" neighborhood in the capital, Damascus, submitted several complaints, about cases of pollution in the "Mazzeh 86" area due to sewage leaking into drinking water.
The director of Damascus and its countryside water, "Mohammed Issam Al-Tabbaa," said that what is being circulated about water pollution in one of the streets of "Al-Mazzeh 86" in Damascus near the "Military Institute" is limited to a very limited case of leakage from sewage points to the drinking water line.
Al-Tabbaa added that after receiving complaints to the institution, the situation was followed up, and the repair workshops were working to identify sewage leak points, fix the malfunction and analyze samples.
He pointed out that the entire city of Damascus is fed from the Al-Fijah spring water, Barada water, and pumping center wells whose use does not exceed 10-15 percent of the produced water.
It is worth noting that, according to Al-Tabbaa, the production of water from the Al-Fijah and Barada springs decreases at these times of the year, so wells and city centers are replaced to ensure that the water is not interrupted and to fill the shortage, noting that if the electricity situation was better, the quantities of water produced would have been greater, according to his claim.