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Jerusalem to Have Modern Water System by August 1st

February 23, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Jerusalem may shortly be relieved from its water shortage by a temporary arrangement of the Sir John Jackson, Ltd., Engineering Company of London, it was declared here today by Mr. Percy Westcott, managing director of the company.

Mr. Westcott, when interviewed by the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on his arrival in Jerusalem, declared that he came with a group of eminent engineers for the purpose of investigating the possibilities of the water and electricity concessions for Jerusalem. The engineers visited all the places which might be utilized for the water supply of the city. They formed a very optimistic opinion, Mr. Westcott stated.

Although, as representatives of the concessionaire they are not compelled to do so, they are willing to arrange for a temporary water supply pending the completion of the main works. The water for the temporary system will be drawn from the Einfara Spring, 10 kilometers from Jerusalem. The work on the temporary system will be begun immediately and will be completed before Aug. 1. Local labor will be employed as far as possible, Mr. Westcott stated.

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