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.