Jordan's Disi Water project "93% completed"
Water conveyance project will see supplies reach Amman by July
Jordan’s Disi Water Conveyance Project - which is set to pump water from the country’s Disi aquifer to Amman - is reportedly 93% complete, according to a report in the Jordan Times. Currently, 33 out of a total 55 wells have been drilled, with water expected to reach Amman by July of this year.
The massive Disi project was started in 2007 as a crucial means to help meet Jordan’s water demand, and involves the transportation of an expected 110 million cubic metres of water each year along a 340 kilometre pipeline. The scheme will supply the capital Amman, alongside Zarqa and other governorates.
Jordan’s water supply has been the subject of recent news reports, with the French government agreeing a $60 million loan to support water upgrade works in the Amman Municipality; and the US providing $20 million to help support the country’s northern network, which has been under increased pressure due to the Syrian conflict across the border.