Water Infrastructure

Explanatory Notes

Sewage Development Budget

Sewage Development Budget for the year 2021

The development budget for the sewage sector for the year 2021 amounts to approximately NIS 170.9 million, which is approximately NIS 67 million higher than the implementation estimates for the year 2020.

This amount includes approximately NIS 84.5 million for the regulation of the Kidron Basin sewage, approximately NIS 1.9 million for drainage work financed by Jerusalem Municipality and NIS 2.8 million for projects at the expense of other entities. All these items, amounts to 52% of the development budget.

The company’s development budget, for sewer systems only (including the Kidron Basin treatment) for the year 2021 amounts to approximately NIS 166.2 million.

The work plan also includes projects budgeted for 2022 and 2023. These projects are considered priority B, when their implementation this year will be conditional on the completion of the design, on other infrastructure bodies, or the pace of implementation progress.

The budget was prepared according to the importance of the projects and takes into account the following parameters:

  1. Continuous projects.
  2. New projects in combination with works done by various entities (municipality, Moriah company …).
  3. New projects initiated by the New Consumers Connection Department in exchange for a sewer levy or the removal of the hazard.
  4. Unexpected and necessary projects.
  5. Design budget for execution of works from 2022 onwards.

The budget is intended to handle about 280 projects including the design. In addition, there are drainage expansion projects that depend on funding from Jerusalem municipality. Out of the total projects, about 90 projects are ongoing.

  1. Expansion of the sewer network – NIS 23.6 million

(For the years 2022 – 2023, approximately NIS 11.4 million)

It is planned to lay about 20 km of lines this year with a diameter of 200 mm to 300 mm.

The process of city development (new neighborhoods, expansion of existing neighborhoods), requires constant expansion of the sewer network. Also, in various places (especially in the eastern part of the city) there are buildings that are not connected to the sewer network. The goal is to connect all of these buildings and thereby eliminate potential sanitary hazards. Continuation of the sewer network at Umm Tuba and Umm Leeson neighborhoods has been set as the company’s main goal.

All work is carried out in exchange for sewage construction fees payment by the new consumers, or alternatively in preparation for future connections in places where roads are being paved.

Hagihon budget refers to ongoing and new works of two types:

  1. Development of sewage systems in new neighborhoods such as:

Mordot Arnona neighborhood

Givhat Hamatos neighborhood

Hamagresa neighborhood (Mevaseret Zion)

Shoafat – City Master Plan 7622 + 7613

  1. Development of new sewer systems as part of the pavement of roads:

Road 122 (Shoafat)

American road – southern section

Abu Tor bypass road

  1. Expansion of the drainage network – NIS 1.9 million

The budgeted amount for the year 2021 is for the balance of orders received from Jerusalem municipality for handling various projects (planning and / or execution).

New projects are conditional on receiving orders from the municipality.

  1. Replacement of sewer lines – NIS 33.9 million

(For the years 2022 – 2023, approximately NIS 12.5 million)

An upgrade of about 30 km of sewer lines with a diameter from 200 mm to 500 mm is planned for this year.

Replacing old sewer lines ensures the integrity of the system, thereby reducing the incidence of blockages or sewer flooding. Also, in many projects, the new lines will be laid in a route that allows easier access to the control chambers if maintenance is required (lines in the road instead of in private areas).

It should be noted that out of all the replacement work, an amount of NIS 8 million will be invested in upgrading sewer lines using the sleeve method (when it is not necessary to increase the line diameter) or shattering (when it is required to increase the line diameter). This type of work also includes control chambers restoration.

  1. Replacement of sewer lines – initiated by Hagihon company

Replacement and renewal of sewage systems is done according to the following criteria:

Piping age.

Multiple malfunctions in the line.

The way the houses are connected to the line.

Increase in sewage capacity in the lines (master plan guidelines).

Road fixing by the City Improvement Department, Roads Department, or Moriah company.

Names of streets where sewer lines will be replaced: Beit Hadfus St., King David St., Rabbi Kolitz St. (smashing to increase the diameter of the line), Jaber St. (Abu Ghosh), El Jaras St. (A – Tor), Haefroni St. (Mevaseret Zion).

In addition, the company’s budget for this year includes approximately NIS 9.0 million for the purpose of continuing the replacement of sewer lines in neighborhoods beyond the separation fence (Kfar Akev, Ras Khamis and Anata).

  1. Replacement of sewer lines – initiated by development companies

Hagihon company is involved in neighborhood or street restoration projects and replaces the old and / or damaged sewer systems. Replacing these lines saves money and unnecessary disruption to the residents of these neighborhoods.

The following are a number of projects in which Hagihon company is involved: Makor Baruch complex (Phase 3), Rabbi Shlomo Alkabetz St., sewer line diversions as part of the development of the light rail (works at the expense of Moriah company, where Hagihon performs close supervision).

  1. Construction or addition of sewage collectors – NIS 103.7 million

In 2021, the company will continue to carry out a number of projects as part of the Kidron Basin sewage regulation project:

  • Kidron collector up to Horkania facility (including a tunnel in a length of 1.2 km).
  • Replacement of Kidron collector within the jurisdiction of Jerusalem.
  • Ma’ale Kidron inside Jerusalem area – arranging the stream and the infrastructures strip and construction of a pre-treatment facility at the edge of Jerusalem’s jurisdiction in cooperation with JWPE and the Dead Sea Drainage Authority.

In addition, Hagihon is reserving this year an amount of NIS 15 million for the first stage (out of a total of NIS 45 million) for the company’s participation in Kisalon collector upgrade project (the project is being carried out by Mei Shemesh Corporation).

Old sewer collectors will be upgraded as part of the development of new neighborhoods, the connection to nearby cities, and thickening of old complexes.

In 2021, the construction of a sewer collector will begin along Derech Hashalom (Abu Ghosh). In addition, the replacement of sewer collector in Elmalihach Park, as part of the light rail work (the blue line).

  1. Various sewage facilities – NIS 3.7 million

In 2021, general renovations will be carried out at sewage facilities in Jerusalem, Mevaseret Zion and Abu Ghosh. In addition, the design of pumping stations for Umm Tuba neighborhood (city master plan approval + physical planning), Magresa neighborhood (Mevaseret Zion), and West neighborhood (Abu Ghosh) will continue.

This chapter also includes a budget for the continued purchase of controllers for the monitoring of industrial sewage.

  1. General – NIS 1.3 million

A comprehensive survey of sewer lines in Jerusalem will continue in 2021, in order to complete the missing data in the maps.

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