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As some of you read on the newspapers. Tomorrow will be the announcement and launching of the new Amman water company, “The Jordan water company- Miyahuna”.

Although the official name of the company has the word Jordan. But it’s only responsible for the water distribution in Amman’s only.

This company is not only going to replace LEMA, but it is also going to take over some of the WAJ “Water Authority of Jordan” responsibilities regarding Amman. The new company has a full authority over Amman. It is a private company owned by the government.

I was honored to work with Miyahuna team over the pass few months. I almost meet the whole 1200 employee in the company. Before that I was only seeing water coming out of the tap, but now I see beyond that. I was always get pissed when I don’t receive my weekly shares of water, but now it’s different.

I wanted to post about this because our research showed that people lack knowledge and awareness about water issues and services in Jordan. There are lots of challenges which face the new company. I really would like you all to know. And even if it was private, people inside the company feels that they are doing a notional duty. Because water is the core of life, and without it we can’t live. This is why I believe that the decision of making it owned by the government is a smart decision and I have a positive feeling about it.

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The 1998 water crisis of Zay
is still a black mark on Amman’s water services. It is one of the biggest challenges that Miyahuna should face. To regain trust in water quality is not something easy. Technically they have done an amazing job. But still at the Public Relation level, they have lots of work to do. People should really know how things run inside, and the level of water quality and monitoring. I have visited Zay Water Treatment Plant and it was amazing how things are advanced there. I think this plant should be open for public.

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The other big challenge that Miyahuna faces is the huge increase of Amman’s area, buildings and population. Which means there are lots of work regarding building new infrastructure and supplying these new areas with water. There are also other challenges regarding improving the quality f services. Reducing water theft and making this company sustain.

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At the end let’s remember that Jordan is one of the 10 poorest countries in world regarding water. So when you see the amount of work and how these guys managed to supply people of water all these years you will be amazed. Therefore being a private company does not mean that we don’t have 2 way responsibilities. We should always think responsible when we talk about water in Jordan. Because really I thing we are standing on cliff edge and we might fall if we don’t look carefully.

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Always remember that when you pay your bill, you are not paying for the price of water, you are paying for the effort of 1200 employee who are working hard to provide you with clean water. Yes… the water you receive is clean, so chick your tank.

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11 Responses to “The Launch of Amman’s new Water Company, Miyahuna”

  1. Hussein Says:

    very nice effort Miyahuna & Syntax.. i hope we won’t see this again..

    http://www.mahjoob.com/aecartoons/5cb88fa25c3d6a6.jpg

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  2. Moey Says:

    nice logo

  3. Nas Says:

    i think you mean the water crisis of zay that happened in 98 not 96?

    also, you cant have a privately owned company that’s in turn owned by the government. one or the other.

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  5. Zeid Nasser Says:

    Lovely brand…. nice work

  6. Wael Attili Says:

    Nas: in this case it happened.
    Miyahuna is totally run as a private company.. and the capital is owned by the government. Laws and rules of private company applies to Miyahuna.. whither it can or cannot be done.. this is in fact the case, and welcome to Jordan :)

  7. Wael Attili Says:

    thanks for fixing the date, i sucks in history :)

  8. gowrinadh d v Says:

    I happy to see this company in jordan , because water is very important rather than any thing in this world ,I wish you all the best to this company to success more and more , even me too a marine biotechnologist and working in leading water technology mixed oxidants in drinking water and wastewater treatment.

  9. Mohammed Thiab Says:

    This company Miyahuna took over from Lema beginning of the year. Today, we are in September and the company is now launching a recruitment campaign for some key positions in the company. I thought the expression “took over” means full preparedness to assume all responsibilities and positions from the effective date of the take-over.

    Another thing, I was searching for Miyahuna web site and as it seems the company still does NOT have its own web site.

    Of course, I will be glad to be proven wrong if someone can provide the company’s web site.
    I searched for www.miyahuna.jo and then www.miyahuna.com.jo as the two most obvious guesses, and then searched GOOGLE for miyahuna and all led to ZERO … nothing !

  10. KALIDMANSOUR Says:

    PLEASE IAM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE WATER METER IT DOES NOT READ I NEED YOU HELP PLEASE CALL

    0796796168

  11. Muna Sawalha Says:

    RESIDENTS OF UM UTHAINA, 14 BALKEES STREET HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM LACK OF WATER FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS.FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS WE DIDN’T GET A DROP. I WENT TO SEE MR. MAAN BAWAB PERSONALLY, WHO PROMISED TO SEND ME A WATER THE SAME DAY (I.E. TUESDAY 16.9. AND UP TILL TODAY THE TANK NEVER MADE IT. ACCORDING TO THE NEWSPAPER THE PUMP WHICH WAS OUT OF ORDER DOES NOT INCLUDE UM UTHAINA. WHY SHOULD WE PAY 30 jd EVERYWEEK FOR A WATER TANK?
    0795455956

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