Unexpected downpour overnight

Suq Al-Shuyukh struggles with ‘unusual’ rainfall

SUQ AL-SHUYUKH — The Sewerage Directorate in Suq Al-Shuyukh is working to drain the “unusual” rainfall that flooded city streets and residential areas overnight. Sewerage and municipal workers have mobilized, and requests for assistance have been made to governerate departments, which have sent several tankers to support the department’s efforts.

Despite several projects in residential neighborhoods, the city lacks a comprehensive sewerage system. Most areas are waiting for a large sewerage project promised by the prime minister during his last visit.

Ali Hassan, director of the Suq Al-Shuyukh Sewerage Center, told 964media, “Suq Al-Shuyukh’s situation is currently good. Last night, we had unusual and unexpected rainfall that lasted more than an hour in two waves.”

“Our sewerage staff started working overnight to drain the rainwater, and by 6 a.m. today, we had drained water from all the streets in the district center. Support teams from the General Sewerage Directorate helped drain residential neighborhoods, beginning with the Al-Batat area, the Military District, and the side streets, placing pumps behind the large stadium.”

“The Military District station is under significant strain as it drains water from the Officers’ District, Khunitla, and the Military District. The challenges are due to ongoing but incomplete projects not connected to the sewerage network, forcing us to open several manholes of these projects last night. We have established hotlines for citizens’ complaints, receiving many calls, and our teams are responding quickly despite the lack of equipment,” Hassan added.