Improving the Environmental quality in the West Bank

In the middle of May 2012, an approval in principle concerning the facility`s location was submitted to the Palestinian Authority and to the project`s financier, the German Bank / KFW. The importance of the approval stems from the fact that it constitutes a breakthrough, as far as the facility`s planning procedures are concerned.

Date: 05.06.12     Author: Civil Administration

It is known that the main source of water in the region of The West Bank is underground water. Unfortunately, in many places across the globe, including the region of The West Bank, there are instances of lack of appropriate treatment of sewage water, which causes ground pollution and underground water pollution.

Below are the types of impacts caused:

1. Health impact – the formation of natural habitats of microbes and mosquitos that spread diseases.
2. Ecological impact – impact on watercourses, agricultural products and so forth.
3. Landscape impact and aesthetic impact – impacts on recreation and trip locations, such as: Watercourses and springs.
 

The main purpose of sewage treatment installations is to treat and purify sewage water in several stages, so that in the end of the process water is reused, mainly for agricultural purposes.

It is important to point out that the process helps the Middle East in its struggle against the scarcity of water resources, by making use of previously useless water that from now on shall be used as a water source intended for irrigation.

Within the framework of activity, the Civil Administration defines the sewage treatment across the West Bank region as one of its goals, for the purpose of having those sewage treatment installations serving as main sewage treatment hubs that will be used by most of the region.

We are glad to announce that significant progress has been made in the arrangement of the Ramallah Sewage Treatment facility, which is destined to serve the inhabitants of El Bireh, Ramallah, Bituniah, and other nearby villages and communities as well.

In the middle of May 2012, an approval in principle concerning the facility’s location was submitted to the Palestinian Authority and to the project’s financier, the German Bank / KFW. The importance of the approval stems from the fact that it constitutes a breakthrough, as far as the facility’s planning procedures are concerned.
 
The Civil Administration in The West Bank’s environment quality headquarters office continues to work hard towards attaining a healthy and clean residence region.