A Haret Hreik resident sent a sample of his building’s water to test to have it checked, and the laboratory tests turned out to be horrific. Not only is the water not drinkable, but it was highly polluted and even contained human stools. The Establishment of The Water of Beirut and Mount Lebanon stated that it will take samples on Monday to validate these results and warned that this water might be linked to one of the many illegal wells dug in Beirut.

They also added that there’s a serious water shortage in Beirut due to all the illegal wells being dug, but the real question is why aren’t they shutting down these wells once and for all especially that it’s not that straight-forward nor cheap to dig wells.