Along with high temperatures the demand for water and ice increases, and because of the break in water and electric current, the watering Division of the Department of Service Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine intensified its efforts and work in order to provide water and ice for the inhabitants of the Old City and areas adjacent to the holy sanctuary of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him). The amount of water provided per day is more than 700 thousand liters of water in addition to dozens of giant ice cubes.
The head of the division, Haj Ahmad al-Hanoon explained to al-Kafeel Network: "The "Saqi [He who quenches the thirst of others" is one of the titles of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), therefore, our division, as a part of its duty, has rushed to provide residents of the old city center and the surrounding area with pure water (RO) free of charge, in addition to the ice cubes, which is needed by the citizens and visitors because of the very high temperatures, coinciding with the power outages and the lack of safe drinking water.
He added: "The supply of water is done through an integrated station connected to the central station of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, providing water sterilized in high-quality filter stations. The station also cools this water in acceptable temperatures then collected in special tanks in which ice supplied by the holy shrine's plant is added, allowing the people to take it from public water fountains. We also supply the ice to those who need it and this work is ongoing around the clock.
Indicating: "The daily supply of water is 480,000 liters, and in peak cases it reaches more than 720,000 liters, as well as hundreds of giant ice cubes that come from the ice factory of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine,".
It is noteworthy that the watering division is one of the active divisions in the service affairs Department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, and its work continues throughout the year and increases in the summer. Its staff provide the holy shrine and its surrounding areas as well as the Hussayni processions with water and ice.