Mrs. Um Yazan Omran (42) is a resident of Zarqa, Jordan experiencing water shortages. Her family spends about $10 / week on bottled water. “Carrying water jugs is a burden. My husband has already had three hernia operations,” she says. “We’ll be saving all that money that we normally spend on water when the new system is installed. As part of the $275 million compact with Jordan, MCC is rehabilitating Zarqa’s antiquated drinking and wastewater network and helping to expand a new wastewater treatment facility, all of which will increase available water for drinking and irrigation and improve the safety and living conditions of the city’s residents.
November 27, 2013.
Millennium Challenge Corporation – Jordan.
Photo by Jake Lyell.