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Fuel shortage obstructing water supply in Wau town

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August 23, 2016 (WAU) - Shortage of fuel in South Sudan’s Wau state has badly affected the supply of water to residents living in town, the urban water manager in the area said.

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Tankers line up before water distribution in Juba (MDI photo)

Eng. Olwak Mugo said lack of fuel forced the station halt pumping and supplying water.

“The station consumption is two barrels per day of which the station could not afford such amount of money because at the end of the month, the station could reach 66 barrels which is 1,748,000 SSP of which the station cannot afford it,” said Mugo.

He said the station was being supported by the United Nations children fund (UNICEF), but the funds have reportedly been halted due to the high prices of fuel.

But the station management, he said, was in contact with UNICEF to offer more support.

According to Mugo, the recent violence in Wau town which forced thousands of people out of their homes also affected the station’s subscription ccollections used to buy fuel.

Reconstructed in 2011, Wau’s water treatment plant was meant to supply over 100,000 households within the town and the construction was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at an estimated cost of about $8 million.

(ST)

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