Ahmad Yacoubi, the director of Palestinian Water Authority, told Press TV “There has been a sharp increase in pollution in recent years, as well as seawater seeping into aquifer. Around 90 percent of Gaza water is now polluted.”
The water in Gaza is contaminated with high levels of Nitrates and Chloride. The pollutants are three times higher than normal levels and are unfit for human consumption.
Gaza’s sole seawater desalination plant is unable to meet the demands for fresh drinking water due to its small size and its limited capabilities.