In The Aleppan Countryside... An Unsuitable Alternative to Potable Water

In The Aleppan Countryside... An Unsuitable Alternative to Potable Water
Investigations | 12 Feb 2015

Aleppan families have resorted to the exercise of digging wells, following the outages of fresh water outages as a result of the many breakdowns plaguing the water networks in the region. The water wells are, in many cases, unsuitable for drinking; as ground streams mix with sewage, as well as high proportions of lime and minerals.

Artesian wells are divided into two types: Surface well which collect rainwater, and that are drought-prone due to severe consumption; and ground wells that are inexhaustible due to their deeper levels, equalling that of the sea.

Geologist Bassam Abu Fayyad warns of the need to constantly analyze groundwater, to ensure its suitability for human consumption; especially that most wells in the Aleppo countryside are, in fact, unsuitable, and do cause many diseases.


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