28 July 2022
EXPANSION OF NORTH AQABA WWTP
Given the scarcity of the water resources in Jordan,
we as a leading engineering consultant in the water sector, are always
dedicated to play a significant part in the development of Water &
Wastewater systems in the region which are essential for sustainability and
Arabtech Jardaneh Group in
partnership with CDM Smith, were awarded by the USAID to provide the
engineering consulting services; for the review of detailed designs, and the
construction supervision for the new expansion of North Aqaba Wastewater
Treatment Plant (WWTP).
The existing WWTP, which is a conventional treatment
plant based on activated sludge process, has an average capacity of 12,000 m3.
The works undertaken by AJ Group/CDM Smith will increase the capacity of the
treatment facility up to 40,000m3/day. The new facility will in term serve
150,000 people in the Aqaba Governorate and will accommodate the sanitation
needs of growing population in the city.
The essence of the project is to
ensure the safe access to safely-managed sanitation services, decreasing the
chances of the contamination of water resources, and protecting the public
health and the environment. The Treated effluent will serve as an alternative
source for the purpose of irrigation of public green spaces. Moreover,
increasing the amount of surface and ground water available for residents to
drink and use in their homes.