This project is funded by the European Union

2018
Contracting party
Agricultural Development Association (PARC)
Provisional duration
01/02/2017 – 31/01/2020
Partners/ Beneficiaries
PARC; Ecosan Club; Birzeit University – Institute of Environment and Water Studies; The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD)
Budget
€ 3.578.499 80% EU contribution: € 2.862.799,20 20% community contribution: € 715.699,80
Target area
Anin Village / Jenin Governorate
Target population
- Anin Village residents of total population 4700 (2400 males and 2300 females)
- 800 rural families
- 50 small to middle size farmers
- Village council and joint service council
- Staff of PARC and Birzeit University
- School students
- Members of water user association
- Unemployed workers in Anin

Context:

Basic wastewater collection and reclamation is not available in most Palestinian cities and communities, who instead rely on septic tanks and cesspits. Septic systems generally provide for acceptable treatment and disposal of domestic wastewater in rural and low-density communities. However, as communities grow and housing density increases, or in areas of rocky soil with poor infiltration, cesspit/septic system performance declines. Overall, these conditions typically lead to higher costs for the residents in terms of increased pumping and reduced protection of health and environment.

The purpose of the Packaged Wastewater Treatment Plant Pilot Project (Packaged WWTP Project) is to bring wastewater collection and treatment/reclamation to the Village of Anin (Anin) and eliminate the use of cesspit/septic systems within the municipal sewer service area. It is considered a “pilot” project because the goal is to demonstrate methods which will maximize sustainable wastewater treatment in a small community setting. It has been configured with elements that bring a synergy to treatment and sustainability.

Objectives:

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improving sustainable water and environment management through the promotion of sustainable and innovative wastewater management systems and reuse schemes in Palestine.

The specific objective of the projects is to create and disseminate innovative solutions in managing wastewater treatment and reuse in a sustainable, socio-economic manner, hence contributing in:

  • Reducing the wastewater pollution on ground water;
  • Improving food security conditions and access to non-conventional additional water resources for agricultural purposes in the targeted rural area

Activities:

  1. Construction Wastewater Collection System consisting of the following:
  • Approximately 10 Km 8” and 6” gravity pipes.
  • All other associated manholes and connection pits.
  • Manholes concrete work
  • Surface restoration
  1. Construction Wastewater Treatment Plant consisting of the following:
  • Screening
  • Balancing Tank
  • SBR
  • Sand Filter
  • Chlorination Unit
  1. Construction Irrigation Scheme consisting of the following:
  • Storage Tank
  • Pumping Station
  • Main irrigation pipelines
  • Irrigation network
  • High value crops
  1. Capacity Building:
  • 10 Training Courses targeting farmers in the wastewater treatment and reuse
  • 5 Training Courses on operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment and reuse systems targeting technicians
  • 4 Awareness Campaigns inside village with focus on school students
  • 5 Publications (production, user friendly disseminations and awareness)

Expected Results:

  • Management of rural wastewater and improved environment in a sustainable and socio­economic manner. Self-sufficiency of this pilot is achieved through use of appropriate treatment technologies, solar energy supplement, a structured and phased permitting plan, and synergy with reuse elements and energy supplement.
  • Adaptation and resilience of rural farmers in targeted village to water related impact of climate change is enhanced, by promoting demand and access to additional water resources and irrigated area for agricultural purposes using reclaimed wastewater. Self-sufficiency, increased productivity and added value of this pilot are ensured via the use of appropriate irrigation technologies and well-structured Water Users Associations (WUA).
  • Awareness, technical and institutional capacity of farmers groups, public service providers, and local and regional authorities is enhanced in the field of wastewater treatment and reuse.