Jerusalem residents are set to drink kosher-for-Pesach tap water during the upcoming holiday. Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski asked the Gihon water company, Jerusalem's main supplier of water, to make sure the only chametz-free drilled water will run through Jerusalem pipes during the holiday. This is the first year Jerusalem residents are able to drink Pesach-kosher water, as part of Lupolianski's policy to enforce the chametz-law throughout the city. Cooperating with Mekorot "As part of the company's public service policy, the company will adhere to the mayor's request, Gihon will bring kosher-for-Pesach water to Jerusalem," said Gihon director Moshe Kalchen. "The mayor called to thank us for our cooperation and quick compliance with his request," he added. Kalchen said there will be no additional cost to his company for the operation, but said national water supplier Mekorot will have to pump more water out of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) after the holiday in order to return Jerusalem-area wells to their previous levels. Not only Orthodox Jews, but also the city's 200,000 Arab residents will also enjoy the special water.