The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

A week after closure of Alouk Station | Demand of drinking water rises with increasing fees of transportation and filling tanks

Al-Hasakah province: The prices of drinking water increase day by day, as “Alouk Station” has stopped pumping drinking water to a million civilians in Al-Hasakah City and areas in its countryside since June 27.

Meanwhile, the fees of filling a one metre squared tank with water reached 20,000 Syrian Liras, and 12,000 Liras for mineral water, coinciding with the increasing demand on drinking water and the rise of temperature significantly.

The station of Alouk wells in Ras Al-Ain countryside northern of Al-Hasakah is considered the only source of drinking water in Al-Hasakah City and its suburbs and Tel Tamr Town, coinciding with the power outage off the area.