Tripoli has been without mains water for days because of damage to a power cable in Bani Walid, where all the capital's water is pumped from, Tripoli's water and sanitation company said on Monday.
“There are two cables coming from southern Libya, through Bani Walid. One of them was damaged last Thursday, at 6:00 pm (1600
GMT), so the generator used to pump the water stopped working,” Ali Mitshi told AFP.
“A team of engineers went to Bani Walid today. But because we don't have a telephone connection, we don't know what the situation is. Tomorrow we should know how long it will take to fix the problem,” he said.
The water pipeline infrastructure linking Bani Walid and the Libyan capital is part of the country's massive Great Man-Made River (GMMR) project that supplies Libya's coastal population centres with water.