National Authority
for the Litani River
National Authority for the Litani River

Sursock - Bar Elias flood

01 April 2023

Exactly a year ago, sewage water overflowed in the Sursock district, located within the town of Bar Elias (Zahle district). A few days ago, the flood recurred, despite the measures announced at the time by the relevant ministries to avoid pollution again. According to the detection reports of the Litani River National Authority teams, the cause of the flood is due to “sanitary excavations and new extensions that were connected to one of the sewage network pipes in the neighborhood. These additions came after the increase in the number of residents within the neighborhood, which doubled the amount of waste water generated by them without the single pipe being able to absorb it. This led to flooding of potholes on the roads and between houses, and extended to the nearby Ghazil River, a tributary of the Litani River.