New pipeline to ease pressure on Jordan's sewage
Jerash waste treatment plant working at more than double capacity
A new pipeline is to be constructed at Jordan’s Jerash Wastewater Treatment Plant, in an attempt to address pollution issues, the Jordan Times has reported.
The 3.8km pipeline will transport sewage from Jerash to the Merad Wastewater Treatment Plant, in an effort to reduce pressure on the 40-year-old facility. Originally designed to cater for 40,000 people, Jerash is currently serving the needs of more than 100,000, and a source from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation has said that construction on the pipeline will start this year, and be completed inside six months.