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More Than 97 Percent Of Gaza's Water Does Not Meet WHO Quality Standards

BETHLEHEM

More than 97% of the water pumped from the coastal aquifer in the besieged Gaza Strip does not meet the water quality standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to the depletion of groundwater reserves with the groundwater level in the coastal aquifer reaching 19 meters below sea level, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) said on Thursday in a joint press release on the occasion of World Water Day.

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