USAID’s Investment in the Water Sector

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Infographic: USAID's Investment in the Water Sector

USAID’s Investment in the Water Sector

Our Goals:

  • improve access to clean water
  • reduce water losses
  • facilitate the sustainable use of limited resources

Since 2000, USAID has invested more than $300 million for hundreds of water and wastewater projects in the West Bank and Gaza.

  • Upgrading infrastructure
  • Constructing or rehabilitating water reservoirs
  • Connecting thousands of Palestinian homes to water networks
  • Drilling wells

Since 1994:

  • 17 wells were drilled or rehabilitated
  • 28 water reservoirs were constructed or rehabilitated
  • 900 km of water pipelines were installed

These projects have generated more than 1,300,000 days of employment.

USAID-funded wells produce 84% of all West Bank Water Department and Palestinian Water Authority well water in the Southern West Bank.

USAID has connected nearly 130,000 Palestinians to running water in their homes for the first time.

USAID has established a monitoring system which tracks water flow and production rates to facilitate water management and distribution.

  • 40 wells
  • 3 booster stations
  • 3 reservoirs

USAID has provided improved access to clean water to more than 1,000,000 Palestinians

Last updated: December 02, 2015

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