A boy drinks tap water in Tripoli, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (The Daily Star/Fathi Masri)
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Hoses dangle from electricity poles in the Syria neighborhood of Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh quarter.Amid extensive water rationing, people are looking for alternatives.The crisis in the north is not due to a lack of water sources nor to the ongoing absence of a water distribution network – the Northern Lebanon Water Authority has finished work to rehabilitate the local infrastructure. This harsh new reality has led residents to decry the government's failure to fix the problem, particularly as water is badly needed during the summer months.The areas that fall within the water authority's domain are Tripoli, Mina, Bedawi, Qalamoun, and Majdlaya.He said springs are the main source of water. The duration of this period is open to speculation, Krayem said, adding that the situation will be better during the winter, when there are more water sources.
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