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The waters of the Nile Damietta Branch in Mansoura turned yellow, which caused excitement and panic among a large number of citizens for fear of its transmission of drinking water, as a large number of people were surprised by the transformation of the Nile from the beginning of the Mit Ghamr Center to the end of the Sherbeen Center to yellow to appear as if mixed with sand.
A number of citizens commented on the situation that “the Nile has turned into a yellow carpet”, and others described it as a “great sea of sand” amid fears about the quality of drinking water, as all drinking water stations are located on the Nile.
Saad Moussa, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Irrigation, said: “What happened is a natural phenomenon due to the heavy rain water that the country was exposed to during the last dragon’s nucleus, and its waters mixed with the desert sands and as a result of opening torrential fountains in Upper Egypt and diverting water to the Nile directly loaded with sand, turbidity and yellow silt, which is called a harvest. Rain.
And «Moses» added: «due to rain and torrential rain, the Nile waters turned yellow and moved with the current to the end of the river and concentrated at the ends in Dakahlia Governorate and also appeared in Giza Governorate, and sent to the Dakahlia Governorate a letter of measures that we must follow to deal with the current situation and notify drinking water stations by taking The necessary measures to increase the turbidity rate very significantly in the water entering the purification stations, and coordination has been made with the governorate and the drinking water company to stop the stations for a period of six hours to conduct a reverse wash of the filters due to the high turbidity rate above the normal rates.
For his part, Eng. Khaled Nasr, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Water and Sewerage Company in Dakahlia, indicated to “Al-Masry Al-Youm” that “the company tracked this phenomenon a week ago and before its arrival in Dakahlia and we deal with it professionally by reducing the productivity of the stations by appropriate proportions and relieving the pressures with networks with Dealing with the quantities entering the plants chemically according to the international standards for water purification, to reach the citizens completely pure from any impurities. ”He added:“ There is absolutely no danger to the citizens, because the situation is safe and under full control and will end soon, God willing. ”