Construction of Sewage Treatment Plant and Main Pressure Line in Khan Younis / Gaza Strip


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Project Title

Construction of Sewage Treatment Plant and Main Pressure Line in Khan Younis / Gaza Strip


Water Supply and Sanitation

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Lead Organization(s)

Project Partners

*Municipality of Khan Younis
  • Palestinian Water Authority
  • Coastal Municipal Water Utility (CMWU)


Total: $14,830,000;

Sources of Financing: Government of Japan


2006 - 2007


Satisfactorily completed

Project website(s)


Rima Abu Middain, Team Leader

Tamer Qarmout, Programme Analyst Husam Tubail, Project Manager



Khan Younis Governorate is located in the southern part of the Gaza Strip of the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) by the Mediterranean Sea and is currently inhabited by a population of around 295,795 inhabitants. In Khan Younis City, wastewater is primarily generated from households and disposed of through more than 20,000 cesspits, and is still being evacuated and collected by tanker vacuum trucks. At present, nearly 40% of the population of Khan Younis City is temporarily served by public sewerage collection system. But due to the absence of wastewater treatment plant, the collected wastewater is pumped to the existing main storm water box culvert, which in turn flows by gravity to a storm water infiltration pond located in the north-western side of Khan Younis City. The proposed KY WWTP, Phase 1 is envisaged to be operational in 2012. Design of Phase 1 will be based on the flow of 16,100 m3/d.

The project aims at improving the environmental, public health conditions and quality of life of Khan Younis residents’ through the construction of Waste water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and sewage pressure line in Khanyounis Governorate. Specific objectives include:

  • Constructing Wastewater Treatment Plant to serve 150,000 residents in Khan Younis area
  • Creating the maximum number of job opportunities for unemployment of the Palestinian workers in the area of khan Younis during the construction phase
  • Protecting ground water resources and improving environmental conditions in Khan

Younis area

The project comprises the following components:

  • Construction of the main pressure line from terminal pump station to the proposed location of Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP).
  • Conducting detailed design for the construction of an extendable WWTP
  • Construction and commissioning of KY WWTP Phase 1.

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication



See also

  1. Water and sanitation services reforms in Kenya
  2. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Nile River Basin
  3. The Nile: Moving Beyond Cooperation
  4. The Human Right to Water:Translating Theory into Practice
  5. Protecting springs, and providing clean spring water to Maji Moto Town, Kenya
  6. Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project (NTEAP)
  7. Naibunga Conservance Rock Water Harvesting Project
  8. Micro hydro plants in Kenya
  9. Mainstreaming Groundwater Considerations into the Integrated Management of the Nile River Basin
  10. Local Responses to State Water Policy Changes in Kenya and Madagascar
  11. Lake Jipe Conservation Project, Tanzania
  12. Laikipia Rainwater Project
  13. Koseo Spring Protection
  14. Kimotony Water Spring Protection Project
  15. Kapmuyebet Community Based Organization Project
  16. Kailer Community Development Project
  17. Integrated Water Supply and Improved Sanitation in Rural Schools in Ngarua Division, Laikipia District.
  18. Enhancing Water Governance in Kenya through a Human Rights Based Approach
  19. Community-based Integrated Coastal Zone Management for enhanced agricultural biodiversity and improved rural livelihood in Amlakpo, Adodoajikope, Asigbekope and Kenya in the Dangbe East District
  20. Combined household water treatment and indoor air pollution projects in urban Mambanda, Cameroon and rural Nyanza, Kenya
  21. Cheptolili Self-Help Dam Project
  22. Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) Project

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