Water Engineering Services

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Water Engineering Services
Water Engineering Services

BACKGROUND

Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world. A rapidly growing population and changing climate strain the already shrinking water resources. Jordan’s water systems provide comprehensive service coverage throughout the Kingdom, but water supplies are not always constant. Aging infrastructure results in significant water loss. Jordan requires expansions and upgrades to water treatment plants, sewer systems, and wastewater treatment plants to cope with the growing demand for diminishing groundwater resources and to strengthen Jordan’s water security.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Water Engineering Services Activity provides engineering and technical support for the rehabilitation and expansion of water and wastewater networks across the Kingdom. The Activity provides studies, designs, and construction management that will lead to: improved water supplies in 23 areas within the Amman
governorate and Deir Alla District, enhanced wastewater collection services in the Deir Alla and Petra areas, upgraded operational efficiency in both South Amman and Fuheis and Mahes wastewater treatment plants, and more efficient use of the treated wastewater from Madaba, South Amman, and Fuheis and Mahes wastewater
treatment plants. Through selected training programs, the Activity strengthens the capacity of key stakeholders in water and sanitation areas.

NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Provides construction management to water supply and distribution services in 23 areas in Amman governorate, affecting around 75,000 inhabitants, reducing water loss through new and reinforced networks, and providing financial and operational benefits to Miyahuna.
  • Improves the efficiency of the water supply and distribution systems in Deir Allah and Karama areas by supervising the rehabilitation of 300 km of water supply lines and constructing eight new water storage tanks thereby increasing the supply from 13,000 m3/day to 52,200 m3/day. These efforts reduce physical water loss and improve the quality and reliability of water services in those locations.
  • Drafts an effluent reuse plan of the South Amman wastewater treatment plant. The 20,000 m3/day effluent is a valuable resource of water, of which little is re-used. The Activity identifies options to efficiently reuse all of the effluent for irrigation and aquifer recharge.
  • Designs a 20-kilometer wastewater collection network to improve the sanitation services in Petra to around 7,000 persons. As a result of this wastewater collection network, the environmental impact and contamination risk will be significantly reduced. In addition, the treated wastewater will improve the water availability for irrigation in the Wadi Musa area.
  • Expands wastewater treatment capacity and efficiency to better meet national standards in both South Amman and Fuheis and Mahes wastewater treatment plants. The South Amman Plant is currently servicing 315,000 persons and in 2050 is expected to serve 1.4 million, while the Fuheis and Mahes plant is currently servicing 40,000 people and in 2050 will be serving approximately 90,000. The effluent quality from the South Amman wastewater plant needs to be improved, while the Fuheis and Mahes wastewater treatment plant is overloaded and needs to be expanded. This work will protect the environment, increase the amount of water available for irrigation, enhance the effluent quality from both facilities, and reduce the over-abstraction of the groundwater acquirers.
  • Builds the capacity of the key stakeholders regarding water-related subjects such as Design, Build, and Operate contracts, Public Private Partnerships, arbitration, and utility finances and risk management. The training programs will strengthen the capacity of key stakeholders in management, contracts, and operation of water and sanitation projects.

Last updated: June 15, 2022

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