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'Man caught pumping water illegally for personal use'

By Petra - Jan 29,2014 - Last updated at Jan 29,2014

AMMAN — The Water Authority of Jordan and the Jordan Water Company (Miyahuna) on Wednesday detained a man who was allegedly found to be illegally pumping water into an agricultural pool from a main water pipeline.

The 800-millimetre pipeline, which conveys water from Al Qastal station to the Amman national park station, is used to supply water to a large part of east Amman.

The detainee had dug a 20-metre tunnel under the airport service street, which is adjacent to the main airport road, in order to divert water to a nearby farm and to fill tankers to sell water.

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