March 28, 2023

The Rabat Regional Council has allocated 15 million dirhams (one billion 500 million centimes) for a project to reuse treated wastewater for irrigation of green spaces in Sala, the financial cost of which is estimated at 60 million dirhams (6 billion centimes). .

The financial contribution of the regional council, which will be voted on tomorrow, Monday, at the regular session in March, is formalized by a partnership agreement between the regional council, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Sebo Water Basin Agency.

The agreement specifies a period of 6 months for the completion of the project, during which pipes, a storage tank and a pumping station will be completed, from which 3 stations intended for the transport of treated wastewater will branch off from the filtration plant located in Sala to the green spaces of the field for golf, located at the level of the village “Buknadel”.

In addition to the completion of the construction of pipelines connecting crossings for the transport of treated wastewater to the settlements of Buknadel and Sale.

The agreement provides that the Council and the Ministry, upon completion of this project, shall bear any possible additions to the total financial cost of the project in proportion to the contribution of each party to the initial estimated amount of 60 million dirhams.

The Ministry is contributing AED 30 million to the project, while the Cebu Water Basin Agency is contributing AED 5 million.

This project is part of a program to reuse treated wastewater to irrigate public green spaces and golf courses in the urban areas of Rabat, Sale, Tamara and Skhirat.

The previous council of the region allocated 60 million dirhams for a network project to reuse treated wastewater for irrigating green spaces in the city of Rabat, with a total financial cost of 210 million dirhams.

Notably, Rabat has a 94 percent water reuse system coverage rate. By the end of September last year, Rabat’s total drinking water consumption decreased by 10.8 percent, thanks to the use of unconventional water for irrigation and the improvement of the drinking water supply network, which made it possible to make a profit of 4.1 million cubic meters.

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