Authority of Jordan
study area included communities in Zarqa, Russeifa, Hashemiyyeh, and Sukhneh, all located northeast of Amman and
downstream along the Zarqa
River. Not all areas within the study are connected to a waste water collection
system. Sukhneh is
one such community in the study area, where individual residences/buildings
dispose wastewater to individual cesspits. Periodically, the septage from
the cesspits is emptied by privately owned tanker trucks and delivered to the Ain
Ghazal Treatment Plant. The Project Size 480,000 Ha.
and information provided by WAJ operators indicate that several segments of the
collection system are overloaded during rain events, causing backup into
streets, wadis and,
in some rare cases, into residences. These wet weather problems are largely attributed
to unauthorized storm drain connections from many buildings.
water can also potentially enter the system through open manhole covers in
flooded streets or wadis. In
addition, lack of adequate routine preventive maintenance of sewers results in
debris buildup in pipes that contributes to blockages and reduced capacity.
This further contributes to the frequency of overflows from the system.
project is divided into two stages:
of feasibility study,
environmental and Social assessment.
II includes options of:
the detailed ESIA
engineering design and tender