Khan Younis wastewater treatment plant

Khan Younis wastewater treatment plant
Context & Issues

The territory of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, suffered for many years from a lack of wastewater treatment facilities. Effluent was discharged into the environment, posing a
serious threat to inhabitants’ health and the quality of groundwater. The UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) funded the construction of a plant capable of treating the wastewater produced by an equivalent population of 376,000.

Artelia drew up the designs and supervised the construction of the new facility (treatment plant, infiltration basins, pressure pipes, power line). It has been operating since 2019, and provides a
treatment quality fully compliant with the requirements.

Project characteristics
  • Activated sludge treatment
  • Infiltration basins for the purpose of recharging treated wastewater to the aquifer
  • Pressure line
  • Electrical power line