Article courtesy of Staff of Deutsche Welle | December 25th, 2016 | Deutsche Welle | Shared as educational material.
“We can live without electricity, but we can’t live without water.” Rasha, a 51-year old housewife in Damascus, Syria, lamented after the government shut all water off in the city for 3 days. The government decided to shut off all water supplies based on information that all water supplies to the city had been contaminated. The Damascus City Water Supply and Sewage Authority said in a statement it had halted supplies following “terrorist attacks on all water resources feeding into Damascus and its surroundings”. One rebel group was alleged to have poisoned the water supplies with diesel. Read more about the Syrian water supply crisis here.