A project for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Bouinan, a town, and commune in Blida Province, Algeria, was recently launched by the Office National de l’Assainissement (ONA), a public establishment responsible for the management, operation, and maintenance of sanitation systems and infrastructure in the North African Country.
This was announced by Abdelkrim Allouche of the local department for water resources (DRE). Allouche said that the facility which has a planned capacity of 65,000 m3 per day will be constructed within a period of 24 months at a cost of approximately US$ 26M.
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Significance of the future Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bouinan
Upon completion, the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bouinan will treat domestic wastewater released from thousands of homes in the wilaya of Blida and its environs, where over one million Algerians dwell according to a 2020 survey.
By treating the domestic wastewater in the wilaya of Blida and its environs the facility will as a result help preserve surface water resources from pollution, avoid the destruction of aquatic fauna, and the proliferation of water-borne diseases in the country.
Efforts to ensure better sanitation services in the country
Projects similar to the construction of the wastewater treatment plant in Bouinan, are being carried out in several cities in Algeria as part of the government’s objective to ensure better sanitation services for its population.
One of the wastewater treatment plant projects is expected to be completed and to come online in 2022 in Bechar, a city located in the eponymous wilaya. The said facility will provide approximately 55,584 m3 of treated wastewater per day for the irrigation of 1,250 hectares of plantations or its thereabouts.