Lebanon is a country that has been incapable in providing the essential basic services to its citizens and residents since the civil war. I am talking about electricity, water, paved roads, sanitation and garbage disposal. Now that this circus-like of a country is threatened into complete darkness, municipalities and especially the corrupt ones have not been able to provide motor engines to pump water to homes and farms. Alas most people desperately in need of water in this sizzling summer heat are obliged to buy water from water trucks (usually called seterns in slang). The owners of these water tanks are dominating the trade and have set a monopolized network. How is the Lebanese bullied into all of this? Simply because they need the water badly. Water wells have a set rate of 7000-8000 Lebanese pounds (5$) per water tank filling which is almost 2500 water liters. The water truck owners/distributer then is charging for the same water volume delivered to the house 25000 Lebanese pounds (16.6$).
25000 is an explosively high price exploiting the desperate need of the water. Fairly speaking, it is the poorer households suffering the most. Most importantly is the question asking why are the people surrendering and submitting to these prices? Why are they afraid to speak out and defend such a basic right? Why are these greedy tuck owners allowed to profit as much as 12$ per water tank delivery?
It is not impossible that politicians are providing the cover up and thus taking a share of this profit.