المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Power outage in Allouk station causes water cut-off in Al-Hasakah, while Turkish forces prevent workers from accessing to the station

SOHR sources say that Turkish forces have suspended pumping of water supplying Al-Hasakah city and its western countryside once again, after power outage in Allouk water purification station in Ras Al-Ain countryside following the increase of the number of wells in the station.

 

Meanwhile, the Autonomous Administration is preparing a new power line from Al-Tabaqah to provide the station with electricity.

 

On the other hand, Turkish forces have been preventing workers from accessing to the station since yesterday for unknown reasons.

 

In December, Observatory sources reported the activation of the Allouk station and pumping of drinking water to Tal Tamer and water reservoirs in the area of Al-Hima. Meanwhile, the electricity supplying Allouk station was cut off due to the collapse of the insulators in Tishreen Dam, the main source of electricity in the area.

 

It is worth nothing that only six of approximately 12 wells were backed in service, after Allouk station had been completely inactive for more than 25 days, while water was cut off to al-Hasakah and its countryside for 27 days.

 

On December 17, reliable sources told SOHR that it was expected that water supply would return to Al-Hasakah city and its surrounding areas in hours, as maintenance teams and a group of the Syrian Red Crescent, guarded by Russian forces, were seen performing maintenance in Allouk water purification station in areas under the control of Turkish forces and their proxy factions in Ras Al-Ain (Sere Kaniye). However, no confirmed reported were reported about the recently-reached agreement, and whether SDF would conduct electricity to areas under the control of Turkish-backed factions in return for putting Allouk station back in service or not.

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