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Expat wanderer

Painful Sight

Everytime I go to Fehaheel – not all that often, but maybe two times a month – I see water overflowing from two manholes. Sometimes, it is a LOT of water. It makes a terrible hazard along Gulf Road, where traffic is chaotic at best, and worse – in a dry and thirsty land, it is a terrible thing to waste water.


Sometimes the water stinks like sewage. It makes me wonder where this water is coming from? It also makes me nervous because if it is sewage water, it comes up, it dries on the ground, a wind comes along and blows it on to my salad as I sit outside with AdventureMan having lunch – and I haven’t a clue what I have just ingested. Not good!

This isn’t something that happens rarely. It happens often, often enough that I think it is every time I am in Fehaheel. This isn’t just bad for the environment, it is also very bad for our health. Whatever is going wrong here needs a permanent fix.

March 14, 2009 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, ExPat Life, Health Issues, Hygiene, Interconnected, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Technical Issue |


  1. The Ministry of Public Works is on it! (NOT).

    Comment by hilaliya | March 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. I wish . . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. Yeah, I see this too. Last time the water was so deep that it was up to the middle of my wheel, and I have an SUV! I wondered the same thing. Scary!

    Comment by runningthroughnougat | March 14, 2009 | Reply

  4. Unfortunately that is just “one of many” painful sights.

    Comment by MacaholiQ8 | March 14, 2009 | Reply

  5. Running . . . up to mid wheel on an SUV – holy smokes!

    Mac – Relatively easy fixes, if the resources are applied.

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 15, 2009 | Reply

  6. I have always noticed that too…and usually in the evenings the traffic is packed there!

    Comment by Amu | March 15, 2009 | Reply

  7. That is really one painful sight 😦 its sad!

    Comment by Ansam | March 15, 2009 | Reply

  8. Amu – it is almost a daily occurence. Youda thunk it would be fixed for good, but it goes on and on and on.

    It IS sad, Ansam!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 15, 2009 | Reply

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