Water Minister inaugurates new Tafileh purification plant

Water Minister inaugurates new Tafileh purification plant
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Al-Najjar inaugurated on Saturday the new Tafileh purification plant, which became operational after expansion and rehabilitation of its facilities, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The minister, accompanied by USAID Mission Director, Sherry Carlin, had a first-hand look at the station’s facilities, calling it a “qualitative addition” to the sewage service in the various areas of Tafileh that also helps improve the local environment.

He expressed the government’s appreciation of the support offered by the US government and other countries to help the Kingdom address the exceptional and emergency circumstances, especially those posed to the water sector.

Carlin praised the efforts of water staff in dealing with various challenges, pledging her country’s continued support of Jordan to find solutions to water problems.

The Tafileh station was established in 1989 with a daily capacity of 1,600 million cubic meters, which was raised to 5,000 million cubic meters per day. The plant was reconstructed, modernized, and upgraded to serve more than 70,000 inhabitants in most areas of the governorate, 180 kilometers southwest of Amman, until the year 2035.

Its capacity can be increased in the future to 7,500 million cubic meters per day to accommodate rising demand, where wastewater is treated according to highest international standards that increased the quantities of water used for irrigating restricted crops.

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