AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh on Wednesday said violations against water networks and resources must be stopped.
The premier made the remarks during a visit to Ministry of Water and Irrigation, where he said perpetrators must be brought to justice and actions must be taken to prevent future recurrences.
While some areas and neighbourhoods across the Kingdom suffer lack of water, some persons violate other people's water rights by pilfering water.
The government, he said subsidizes the water sector, adding that such subsidies would not be lifted. However, the government will decrease it through rule of law for all citizens as well as carrying out water saving projects, he added.
Tarawneh reiterated the need to address water leakage due to old networks and technical problems, urging efforts to secure the needed funding to renew such networks.
Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammed Al Najjar presented a briefing on the water situation in the Kingdom. The ministry, he said, pays about 50-60 per cent of citizens' water bills. He added that the amount of potable water this year is less than last year with 5.5 million cubic meters, which adds to the ministry's burdens.