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Dubai sewage dumping row

Dubai sewage dumping row
Trucks wait in a long line to empty their load of sewage water at the only treatment plan in Dubai. \n

A cash reward of 2,000 dirhams ($544) is being offered to informers who tip off Dubai Municipality inspectors on sewage tankers dumping raw sewage illegally.\n

The announcement came in the wake of the detection of 55 tankers in one week alone for disposing sewerage in storm water networks or in open areas. (Getty Images)
Dubai sewage dumping row
Truck drivers empty their load of sewage water at Al Awir treatment plant. Drivers of tankers have been found disposing raw sewage in Jebel Ali, Al Qusais, Al Manama, Leseily, Lehbab and Al Awir areas. (Getty Images)
Dubai sewage dumping row
The civic body has warned companies, as owners and drivers of sewage tankers in the emirate, that fines of 100,000 dirhams, confiscation of tankers for a period of up to three months, and suspension of trade licences would be enforced if they are caught tipping sewage illegally. (Getty Images)
Dubai sewage dumping row
A couple walk on the beach as workers fix an underground water pipe at a beach in Dubai. News of serious sea water pollution caused by illegal dumping of sewage forced the municipality to close one of the most popular beaches in the emirate. (Getty Images)
Dubai sewage dumping row
A man walks close to a polluted beach in the popular Jumeirah area in Dubai. The pollution was caused by the illegal disposal of raw sewage. Instead of waiting for their turn at Al Awir Sewage Treatment Plant, some of the tanker drivers have emptied their tankers in open areas or through the storm water networks.(Getty Images)
Dubai sewage dumping row
The polluted beach in the popular Jumeirah area in Dubai. Municipality officials are urging the public to help them catch the tanker drivers who tip their sewage illegally by offering cash rewards for information. (Getty Images)

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