ACT Builds Waqf Well, Repairs Sewer in Gaza’s Al-Nusairat

Aksi Cepat Tanggap seeks to improve the quality of life of the Gazans in Al-Nusairat, Gaza, through the construction of a Waqf Well to provide clean water and the expansion of the sewer system to facilitate the disposal of waste.

ACT volunteers in Palestine check water at the Waqf Well in Al-Nusairat, Gaza. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to strive to improve the quality of life of the people of Gaza. Recently, ACT began the construction of a waqf well and repaired the sewer in Al-Aoroba Village in Gaza’s Al-Nusairat to improve the locals’ health.

The Waqf Well will be 52-meter deep and capable of providing up to 30,000 liters of clean water per hours. The water from the water well will be carried to the residents’ houses through a pipeline.

Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Response Team explained that once the well is operational, it will be able to meet the water needs of 470 families or 6,000 people in Al-Nusairat.

“The water well is drilled using 12-inch iron pipes. We will also install European-made submersible pumps with a capacity of 15 HP in order to be able to draw a large volume of water from the well,” said Firdaus, Sunday (1/9/2022).

In addition to the construction of a Waqf Well, ACT also repaired the sewer system. Poor waste disposal system in Al-Nusairat has led to the spread of diarrhea and skin diseases.

One of the beneficiaries Mohammed Khatab (24) said the presence of the Waqf Well in his area is a blessing. This father of one admitted that his family members also experience health problems due to the poor sewer system in his area.

"Alhamdulillah, thanks to the construction of the Waqf Well, water will be permanently available. The expansion of the sewer system will also improve our health. We thank everyone who contributed to this assistance. May Allah bless you all," concluded Khatab. []