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Water Ministry, USAID inaugurate Aqaba water treatment plant expansion

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The new facility uses a combination of solar power and biogas to support the sustainability and affordability of the plant. (Photo: USAID)
AMMAN — Minister of Water and Irrigation Muhammad Al-Najjar, Aqaba Water Company General Manager Khalid Obaideen, and USAID Mission Director Sherry Carlin inaugurated on Saturday the expansion of North Aqaba Wastewater Treatment Plant, in the presence of several government representatives, donors, and stakeholders from Aqaba Governorate, according to a USAID press statement.اضافة اعلان

Through this expansion, the Aqaba Water Company, with support from USAID and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), constructed new facilities to increase the treatment capacity of the plant from 12,000 to almost 40,000 cubic meters per day. The plant will improve the quality of the treated wastewater to serve as an alternative water source for industrial uses, urban reuse and landscaping, increasing the amount of water available for Aqaba households by an estimated 25 percent.

“The plant we are inaugurating today will serve as a continuous and reliable supply of water to support Aqaba’s growing economy,” Carlin said. She added that the US was honored to partner with the Water Ministry, Aqaba Water Company, and GIZ to “advance a more water secure future for Jordan.”

The new facility uses a combination of solar power and biogas produced through the wastewater treatment process to support the sustainability and affordability of the plant, according to the statement.

The project is a partnership between the Aqaba Water Company, USAID, and GIZ to enhance sanitation for the current 150,000 residents of Aqaba Governorate, and to accommodate the sanitation needs of Aqaba’s growing population and economy.

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