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Water loss in Mafraq Governorate, Jordan

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Jordan is located in theMiddle Eastand covers an area of89,342 km2. The total population ofJordanis 6,508,271.Jordanis rapidly facing a severe water supply crisis due to greater demands on a finite quantity of available water. If current trends continue, it has been estimated that the country will experience a chronic water shortage by 2020. Despite these shortages, water loss in the distribution network is relatively high where it reaches 46%. Mafraq Governorate has the maximum water loss. Continuous records and data for the period 1999-2004 for Mafraq water authority were investigated for the water supply and lose. Water losses were evaluated, and suggestions were given to minimize the loss.

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Al-Ansari, N. , Al-Oun, S. , Hadad, W. and Knutsson, S. (2013) Water loss in Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. Natural Science, 5, 333-340. doi: 10.4236/ns.2013.53046.

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