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Shura Council to summon utilities head

Rising cases of water supply disruptions has elected representatives demanding answers

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 15:56 April 14, 2013
  • Gulf News

Muscat: Members of Oman’s elected Shura Council want the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) Chairman, Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al Mahrooqi, to appear before the council to explain the frequent water supply disruptions in recent times.

“Water shortage forced the Education Ministry to shut schools for almost 2000 pupils in the Seeb area,” Shura representative from Musanah, Nasser Bin Khamis Al Khamisi, told news portal albaladoman.com in a video interview.

“The Authority needs to explain the water cuts,” he said, adding that efforts to contact senior officials during water cuts proved futile.

In recent past incidents of water pipe burst have caused frequent cuts in water supply by the PAEW.

Meanwhile, the portal quoted citizens from the Seeb area complaining about water tanker owners taking advantage of the situation and charging arbitrarily.

The PAEW in a statement to media announced that it was attempting to complete the repair work.

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