The spokesman for the Man-Made River Authority, Salah Al-Saadi, has confirmed that it takes 30 to 40 days to repair the damaged pipeline in Ajdabiya city, adding in a statement to the media that the inspection has shown that only one pipeline is damaged, adding that if more than one pipeline is damaged, then the repairing work will take longer.
Al-Saadi indicated that the inspection teams would enter the pipeline tomorrow to assess the extent of the damage, after the affected area had been contained and water was pumped out of the vicinity, indicating that work was underway to pump water out of the pipelines. He added that Benghazi was being supplied with 200,000 cubic meters of water per day from the Man-Made River's Investment Authority, yet it was not enough for the entire city.
Al-Saadi previously confirmed that the repairing teams were able to control the leakage resulting from the pipeline explosion on Thursday, which caused water outages in the areas between Benghazi and Ajdabiya without a known date for resumption of water supplies to those areas.
He added that the leakage that occurred at station 41, located near the Al-Zueitina northeast of Ajdabiya, wasted large amounts of water estimated at 500,000 cubic meters, and drowned some farms and houses, without casualties.