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As Lebanon’s electricity crisis deepens, water becomes scarcer

Despite its natural water resources, Lebanon has reached a crisis point, with many residents unable to afford clean water.
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Lebanon’s worsening water crisis is placing households and businesses under stress. The country is known for abundant water resources but without implementation of strategies to conserve and protect them, it remains one of the most water-threatened nations on earth.

Clean water in Lebanon is simply no longer affordable and households are trying to use as little as possible. Amid water shortages in most of the country, residents are paying a large portion of their income to private companies to fill the tanks on their roofs.

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