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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fines for Wasting Water and Electricity

Washing your car in the car park outside your home? Forgot to turn the lights off before leaving for work? Under new laws in Qatar you can be fined over two and a half thousand dollars.

Under new laws it has been made illegal to use drinking water to clean cars outside homes or to use it for cleaning areas in front of buildings. Henceforth, the dreaded Doha dust can only be cleaned in designated car cleaning areas.

What's more, homeowners who forget to turn off exterior lights between seven am and four pm could also be fined, as could those who fail to deal with leaking pipes.

Before complaining, it might be worth remembering that we do live in a desert, and most of our water does not come from the sky!

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