Two desalination plants to be built in Sorek area

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS
February 15, 2010 15:54

The National Infrastructures Planning Committee at the Interior Ministry on Monday approved the plan to build two desalination plants in the Sorek area.

The two 150-million-cubic-meter-per-year plants would be some of the biggest reverse osmosis plants in the world.

The plants were approved in line with a government decision to produce 750 mcm of water via desalination by 2020. 750 million cubic meters is equivalent to household use today, though that number is expected to rise somewhat by 2020.


Plants have already been built in Ashkelon, Palmahim and Holon, while another plant is planned for Ashdod.



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