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Moroccan wastewater treatment plant launched

Rehabilitation works of the Boukhalef wastewater treatment plant have improved the quality of effluent discharge to exceed international standards

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The Moroccan King, Mohammed VI has inaugurated the Boukhalef wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project in Morocco.

Biwater, a large-scale water and wastewater company headquartered in England, was awarded the contract to design and rehabilitate the treatment plant.

This project is part of the country's efforts to invest in reuse solutions, which harness wastewater for subsequent applications. In this instance, feedwater will undergo pre-treatment, biological treatment, tertiary treatment including disinfection, and sludge dewatering by solar drying. The resultant water will be used to irrigate the nearby grounds.

"In water-stressed regions, it is becoming ever more important to consider the requirement for reuse,” Jackson said. “It's an issue that's not going away,

“We are happy to support our clients in designing sustainable and appropriate technologies that will stand the test of time, here in Morocco and across the world,” said Yassine Laib, Biwater country manager, Morocco.

“In water-stressed regions, it is becoming ever more important to consider the requirement for reuse. Biwater’s rehabilitation works that have revitalised the local wastewater treatment plant."

Rehabilitation works of the Boukhalef wastewater treatment plant have improved the quality of effluent discharge to exceed international standards and to meet Morocco's requirements for irrigation water for the green areas in Southern Tangier, including for reuse on golf courses.

Civil engineering works were required alongside the installation of new electromechanical equipment, electricity and automation processes and tertiary treatment facilities. Ahead of 2017, the facility will be expanded to increase capacity with additional clarification tanks constructed.

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