Yanbu’s open wells a threat to life

Yanbu’s open wells a threat to life
Updated 28 August 2014

Yanbu’s open wells a threat to life

Yanbu’s open wells a threat to life

There are more than 600 unsealed wells in Yanbu, said Salama Al-Refaie, chairman of a committee tasked with addressing opened and abandoned wells.
“A committee consisting of several local officials, Civil Defense teams, policemen and water company, agriculture and municipality representatives are conducting field operations to seal open and abandoned wells since they pose a threat to families with children,” he said.
The committee sealed off 107 unclaimed open wells this month, while the owners of more than 64 wells have promised to seal off their wells.” The committee embarked on the second phase of this initiative in line with directives issued by Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman and under the direct supervision of Yanbu Mayor Musaed Al-Saleem.
The objective of the exercise is to avert the threat and danger posed by these abandoned wells and to seal off potential hideouts for criminals and their weapons, Al-Refaie said.