Sewage and Drainage Development Budget for 2020

Sewage and Drainage Development Budget for the year 2020

The development budget of sewage and drainage for the year 2020 amounts to approximately NIS 126.1 million. It is approximately NIS 98 million higher than the implementation estimated for the year 2019. This amount includes approximately NIS 57 million for arranging the Kidron basin wastes, NIS 2 million for drainage works at the expense of the city of Jerusalem and NIS 3 million for projects at the expense of other entities. All of the above-mentioned paragraphs make up about 50% of the development budget


Expansion of the sewage network - NIS 17.4 million

(NIS 5 million for the years 2021 - 2022)
It includes a plan to lay 15 km of lines with a diameter of 200 mm to 300 mm. The process of city developing (new neighborhoods, expansion of existing neighborhoods) requires constant expansion of the sewage network. In addition, in various places (mainly in the eastern part of the city) there are buildings that are not connected to the sewage network. The goal is to connect all of these buildings and thereby eliminate potential sanitary hazards. The continued construction of a sewage network in the neighborhoods of Um Tuba and Um Lyson has been designated as the main objective of the Company.

Expansion of the drainage network - NIS 2 million

The budgeted amount for the year 2020 is in respect of the balance of orders received from the city of Jerusalem for handling various projects (planning and / or execution).
New projects are contingent on receiving orders from the municipality.

Replacement of sewage lines - NIS 36.6 million

(NIS 4.8 million for the years 2021 - 2022)
In this framework, an upgrade of 25 km of sewage lines in diameters of 200 mm to 400 mm is planned for this year.
Replacing old sewage lines ensures the integrity of the system, thereby reducing the number of blockage or flooding. In addition, in many projects, the new lines will be laid along a route that allows easier access to the control cabinets when maintenance work is required (lines in roads instead of in private areas).


Building or increasing the number of sewage collectors - NIS 61.5 million

In the year 2020 the company will start the implementation of number of projects as part of the Kidron basin sewage arrangement project:


Various sewage facilities - NIS 4.7 million

 In 2020, general renovations will be carried out at the sewage facilities in Jerusalem, Mevaseret Zion and Abu Gosh. In addition, Hagihon will also proceed with the planning of pumping stations for Um Tuba neighborhood (City Building Plan + physical planning), Hamagresa neighborhood (Mevaseret Zion) and Maarav neighborhood (Abu Gosh).

This paragraph also includes budgeting for the purchase of controllers for the monitoring of industrial waste.


General items - NIS 1 million

In this framework, a comprehensive survey of the sewage lines in Jerusalem will continue in the year 2020, in order to complete the missing data in the mapping.
In addition, the master plan for the sewage and drainage system of Jerusalem (jointly with the master plan for water) is scheduled to be completed.