Hundreds of Belqas city residents in Daqahlia protested against a month-long absence of drinking water Tuesday evening.
The residents headed to the valve of the main water line and opened it themselves to fill jerrycans with water.
The drinking water company officials, however, have threatened to file claims against residents who open the water main.
Resident Serour Mohamed al-Adl complained that water cuts occur annually between May and September.
"We are studying the establishment of a water generator to the areas at the end of the water line affected by the weak flow of water," said head of Belqas city council Abdel Mawgoud Abdel Samad.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm