Water Development Budget 2020

Water Development Budget for the year 2020

The budget for the development of the water sector for the year 2020 will amount to approximately NIS 144.8 million, about NIS 78.3 million higher than the performance estimate for the year 2019.
This budget includes approximately NIS 36 million of work ordered by various parties, which will be carried out subject to work order and advance funding.


Expansion of the water network - NIS 30.6 million

Continuing processes of population growth, improvement of the standard of living and the development of the city, necessitate expanding the water supply network by strengthening the main transport pipeline in existing roads and by laying new lines in new neighborhoods and new main roads.

Replacement of the water network - NIS 41.8 million

Replacement of worn-out water pipes proactively reduces water loss, prevents damage to water quality and increases reliability of supply.
The standard life span of a water pipe is about 40 years, hence the need to change each year about 2.5% of the length of the network, which is about 1,300 km long, i.e. 33 kilometers per year

Construction of reservoirs, stations and facilities - NIS 26.5 million

Due to the distance of the city from its water sources, Hagihon is constructing in Jerusalem a water collection system that prevents the citizens of the city from shortage of water and from suffering during malfunctions in the water transportation system to the city. According to past experience, a collection volume of about 1/2 cubic meters per person is established in the city. In addition, the mountainous topography of Jerusalem dictates the need to pump water into the city's high areas and pressure break to low areas. Pump stations and pressure reduction stations are therefore established in the new neighborhoods as required.

Equipment for operation, maintenance and optimization of the water system - NIS 7.8 million

Upgrading of the Command, Control and Remote viewing system - NIS 0.1 million
Taking care of East Jerusalem - Installation of water meters for the consumers - NIS 1.19 million
Installation of permanent sensors for the detection of bursts (Aquarius) - NIS 1.2 million

General water planning - NIS 0.34 million

Master Plan for Abu Gosh - NIS 0.05 million


Works for external entities that pay for the work - NIS 36 million

This paragraph includes works commissioned by various parties (Moriah, PAMI, the Roads Division, the Ministry of Housing, Israel Railways, Netivey Israel, the Ministry of Defense and private entities), which require changes such as the removal of water lines that interfere with paving a road or with general development. The works are ordered by the project initiating entity and are performed at the expense of that entity.

Renovation of buildings - NIS 1.4 million

In accordance with the work plan for cleaning the collection pools in Jerusalem, and in accordance with the pre-determined timetables and in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health, during the year 2020, Pisgat Omer, Har Nof and Tel El-Ful pools will be cleaned in order to maintain a good quality of water supply from these pools / reservoirs.