Drinking water project to be completed in Syria’s Hasakah countryside

This report by Bassem Shweikh was published by North Press Agency on 12 January, 2022

On Wednesday, the Hasakah Water Directorate of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) held a meeting with Shaddadi Civil Council, south of Hasakah, to discuss the project of rehabilitating Shaddadi water station in order to cover the residents’ water needs.

Rehabilitating Shaddadi water station is being done currently and within thirty days it will be ready for use, North Press reported Othman Kaddo, the supervisor of maintenance work at Shaddadi water station.

The meeting was attended by many members of the civil institutions in Shaddadi and the communes in addition to members of the Water Directorate and engineers supervising the maintenance work of the station. 

Since November last year, the Water Directorate has started working on rehabilitating Shaddadi water station, and the project is scheduled to be completed next February. 

It is reported that the water station will be supplied by the Euphrates Water Project from Deir ez-Zor to Hasakah.

In January 2021, the Autonomous Administration began working on a project to draw Euphrates water from the countryside of Deir ez-Zor to Hasakah, with the support of the local Euphrates Organization.

The project, which cost about one and a half million dollars, was completed, according to a previous statement by the Local Administration and Environment Board in the Jazira region.

“The Euphrates water has actually reached the tanks of the Aziziyah Water Station after about nine months of work on the project to bring the Euphrates water to Hasakah. However, no water has been pumped to the population yet,” Salwa Saleh, the co-chair of the General Directorate of Drinking Water in Hasakah, said in a previous statement to North Press. 

Othman Kaddo added that the water station will cover the needs of the residents of water, especially the needs of city through water networks, and its countryside through special tanks that will be contracted.

According to Kaddo, after the completion of maintenance work at the station, water will be pumped to Shaddadi on an experimental basis, to check faults in the water line network, to be maintained as well.