Gaza – Sewage system in crisis

JERUSALEM/GAZA, 25 March 2008 (IRIN) – Design errors, a fast growing population, the halting in recent years of development projects, and restrictions on imports have rendered the Gaza Strip’s sewage system incapable of handling the enclave’s waste, experts said.

The result is the pumping of partially treated or untreated sewage directly into the sea and the seepage of dirty water into the ground and groundwater.

“The environmental situation in Gaza is bad and getting worse,” an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expert on water and sanitation said in an interview with IRIN.

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