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  1/29/2013, Shevat 18, 5773

Water Authority: "Israel's Water Crisis Has Ended."


The water crisis has ended stated the director of the Water Authority, Alexander Kushnir. He said this would help the two other reservoirs for water desalination which are expected to come into play next year, as well as increased use of wastewater for agriculture restoration.

"Israel has stabilized after a period of long drought that lasted eight or nine years. We have developed a wastewater enhancement and rains of the past year have helped us. We are now in the phase of stabilization and preparation for the next decade," said the director in an interview Tuesday with Galei Tzahal radio.

He added that there will be a unexpected significant reduction in water prices for the consumer.