Nine Waqf Wells Become Sources of Waters for Palestinians

From July 2020 to March 2021, nine Waqf Wells had been completed and had became a source of water for thousands of Palestinians.

Illustration. One of the Waqf Wells built by Generous Friends in Palestine. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PALESTINA – The construction of Waqf Wells was increasingly being carried out in Palestine. From July 2020 to March 2021,  nine Waqf Wells had been completed and had become sources of water for thousands of Palestinians.

The nine wells are located in Johour Al Deek reaching 357 houses, Al Mughraqa reaching 252 houses, Abu Ramez Baroud Bait Lahia City reaching 60 houses, Wadi Al Salqa Dair Al Balah reaching 300 houses, Khuza’a City reaching 500 houses, Jabalia reaching 162 houses, Al Zawaida reaching 2,074 houses, Al Zahra’a City reaching 1,976 houses, and Al Musaddar reaching 2,314 houses.

Said Mukaffiy from Global Humanity Response-ACT team explained that the nine wells had a different system from other Waqf Wells. In Palestine, the water drilling uses sophisticated technology so the well could produce thousands to tens of thousands of liters of water per hour. For example, in Al Musaddar the well could produce 35,000 liters of water every hour.

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“The piped well water is directly funneled to houses by connecting it to the local government's water pipe, so no need to bring jerry cans to the wells. It becomes more efficient and effective,” said Mukaffiy

The nine Waqf Wells were built by ACT in collaboration with other institutions. It solves the lack of clean water faced by the Palestinians.  It was hoped that Palestinians will no longer buy water and experience drought.[]