Domestic consumption of drinking water reached its peak on the first day of Eid El Adha, Algerian Director General of Water (ADE) Smain Amirouche said on Thursday.
"The daily quantity of 9 million cubic meters of water distributed nationally was consumed within 6 hours. Exactly, between 07:00 and 14:00, which caused a rapid decline in reservoir levels, "said Amirouche during a press conference on the evaluation of drinking water supply during Eid, held jointly by managers of companies in the sector. The first person in charge of the ADE said that this total volume of 9 million cubic meters, which supplies ordinary households, hotels, administrations and industrialists, was 80% used by households during the first day of the year. Eid.
"As the two days of this religious holiday are public holidays, the quantities not used by the administrative establishments and the factories were sufficient to compensate for this excessive domestic consumption during this exceptional period. "
To illustrate this peak consumption, the general director of ADE gave the example of the wilayas of Algiers and Tipaza, which usually use 1.2 million cubic meters of water per day, but who recorded increases in consumption by exhausting their entire quota within 6 hours during the first day of Eid. Overall, water was available and pumping and desalination stations operated at full capacity, according to the assessment of the ADE Director.
"The population established east of Algiers has increased and many households have been connected," he said while assuring that SEAAL is working for a better distribution of water in this region by the commissioning of big pipe. About telephone calls registered by SEAAL's Technical Emergency and Customer Service Center during the two days of EI, Mr.
Bounouh mentioned 3,873 calls against 4,146 during the Eid of 2017. Thanks to this service, the technical teams mobilized by the SEAAL were distributed equitably at the level of the communes which had flaws.
For his part, the Director of Operations and Sanitation at SEAAL, Réda Boudab, noted with satisfaction that there is an awareness among citizens about the importance of preserving the cleanliness of their neighborhood. after the ritual of Eid. "We enjoyed the civility of people.
Citizens have left their cities clean. They dumped the waste in plastic bags, thus avoiding the obstruction of the pipes and all that can cause ecological problems, "he said.