By Sami Zaptia
Tripoli, 16 May 2013:
The Great Man-made River Western Region authority announced that water has started to be pumped as . . .[restrict]normal to Tripoli from as early as last night.
The Authority had informed the public that “sabotage” committed by “a citizen” had caused a massive leak that sent a jet of water into the air at pumping station number T13 on the main line supplying Tripoli.
Engineers have been hard at work trying to restore the water supply to Tripoli, and today the GMR Authority announced that within hours normal full pressure should be returned.
The loss of water has added to the frustration of the inhabitants of Tripoli, as power cuts have now become a regular occurrence.
Libya Herald, for example, still has had no water at its Hay Demashque office since yesterday evening and lost electricity for nearly three hours this afternoon. The electricity cuts all over the city, besides being inconvenient have, unfortunately, affected the publication’s productivity.
Ostensibly, Libya has ordered temporary floating electricity generators at great cost, so as to avoid widespread power cuts at the peak of summer and during the fasting month of Ramadan. There has been no update from the authorities regarding these generators. [/restrict]