The Greater Cairo Water Company (GCWC) said on Sunday the water supply will remain off for longer than expected in districts of the Fifth Settlement in New Cairo city, citing obstacles in fixing and repairing the water pipe that burst on Saturday.
The company provided water to the affected areas using mobile tanks of drinking water, which are on call at the hotline 125 from landlines.
Serafy told Al-Masry Al-Youm that a new line is being operated to supply New Cairo until repairs are completed. He pointed out that some water lines are operational for the first time since the pipe burst on Saturday and some temporary transfers have been made.
Residents in the area expressed their dissatisfaction with the lack of water for over 48 hours; many said they tried to contact the hotline several times, but to no avail.