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Water Supply Cut in Jerusalem; Shortage Due to Increased Building Program in City

The water supply in Jerusalem has been out 12 percent and water stocks are being distributed to each city district every nine days, it was revealed today. The cut was made necessary principally because of the increase in Jerusalem’s population and the expanded building program. A new pipeline to double the city’s present water supply is scheduled to be completed soon.

Dr. Dov Joseph, Minister of Supply and Rationing, declared in Tel Aviv last night that “Israelis are better fed than many Europeans.” He addressed participants in a ceremony marking the turning over to the Ministry of the Nutrition Institute, which has been conducted by Hadassah for the past 20 years.