Mekorot to Use Underground Water to Supply Bnei Brak and
Jerusalem Corridor During Pesach
by Yechiel Sever
In response to a letter from MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni, Mekorot
CEO Ido Rosilio announced that the Jerusalem Corridor and
Bnei Brak would be supplied with well water, while Haifa
would be supplied with well water and reservoir water.
Rabbi Gafni's letter, sent several weeks ago, described the
problem involved in using water supplied by the National
Carrier during Pesach due to very real concerns that this
water contains chometz since it is kept exposed. He
asked that tap water be switched to well water sources
starting three days before Pesach begins.
"Regarding your letter and after examining the possibilities
and limitations of the national water supply system," Rosilio
wrote in reply, "the following plan has been proposed: The
area of the Jerusalem Corridor and the City of Jerusalem will
receive only well water throughout the holiday. The same
applies to the City of Bnei Brak. The City of Haifa will be
supplied with reservoir water and well water throughout the
course of the holiday."
Rabbi Gafni was pleased with the response, but noted that
well water should also be arranged for other cities in the
country, and that Haifa should be supplied with only well
water during Pesach.