JERUSALEM (Jul. 30)
Jerusalem’s existing water shortage will be greatly relieved shortly when the new emergency pumping station being built at Eyn Fawar is completed in the middle of August. Insufficient winter rains have created a water shortage here which has been partially relieved thus far by bringing water by train from the provinces.
The pump is being built at the Eyn Fawar spring which is an intermittent syphonic spring which stops for two or three minutes after a certain period of flowing. The pump is being built at a cost of $40,000. There are now 250 laborers employed on the construction of the road leading to Eyn Fawar in order to enable the transportation of machinery and pipes which have already been bought.
The pump will only bring temporary relief to Jerusalem in its water famine.