I feel very fortunate that I have yet to be affected by electricity and water shortages since moving to Hamra. Although I can’t say the same for one of my friends who lives not too far from me, yet hasn’t had water in over a week! My roommate thinks that our building has a well..what would I do if I didn’t have any water? Where would I go to take a shower? Ughh I don’t even want to think about it!..I hate to be the bearer of bad news today – but what is going on??!?!?
According to an article in The Daily Star,
“Experts added that over-consumption, over-pumping and mismanagement are causing Lebanon’s fresh-water wells to become contaminated with salt water, making the reserves unfit for human consumption, a recent study shows.
Lebanon has been gradually depleting its water resources through mismanagement, pollution or simply wasting it into the sea, with the Energy and Water Ministry estimating 1.5-billion square meters of rainwater gets washed into the sea each year.
The situation is so dire that last year experts warned that Lebanon could run out of water by 2015 if current trends were not reversed.”