Today and after the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers have finished the rehabilitation of 12 water wells (with total pumping capacity 200 M3/h) in Erbin, Zamalka and Ein Tarma towns in Eastern Ghouta, 147.000 people have access to safe water.
Water cuts-off is one of the major impacts of the crisis over Syria.
The Eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus has suffered from a severe lack of water due to the destructions that hit water networks, plants and wells. The SARC water and Rehabilitation, supported by UNICEF, rushed to fulfill their humanitarian duty and ensure drinking water reaches thousands of families residing in the mentioned area.
The goal is the rehabilitation of the water wells
For 120 days, the volunteers have worked tirelessly on rehabilitating 12 water wells as the following:
- Installing 12 submersible pumps with capacity of 6 – 30 M3/H.
- Installing water pipelines connecting the wells to the main water network.
- Rehabilitation of a room for the generator sets and the switch panels.
- Installing the disinfection system
- Installing power generator sets (20, 30, 45, 60 KVA), along with the needed accessories.
Water projects in 2020 in Rural Damascus
In 2020, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent has implemented 47 water projects in Rural Damascus only in order to meet the needs of drinking and irrigation water.