Moroccan Tourist Destination Awards Water Reuse Project to Biwater

May 29, 2014
The treated wastewater will be used for irrigation at golf courses & hotels

Biwater has been awarded a turnkey project to design and construct a new wastewater treatment plant in the city of Aourir, a tourist destination positioned centrally along Morocco’s extensive coastline.

This project is part of the country’s efforts to invest in reuse solutions, which harness wastewater for subsequent applications. In this instance, feedwater will undergo pre-treatment, biological treatment, tertiary treatment including disinfection, and sludge dewatering by solar drying. The resultant water will be used to irrigate the grounds of nearby golf courses and hotels.

“Reuse water is a priority for us as we consider how we can better serve the people and protect the environment in the region of Souss, including its excellent beach resorts," said Sahraoui Abdellah responsible for Studies and Investments in Service Management of Water and Sanitation in Greater Agadir. "This project will use the latest technologies and treatment processes to meet our needs for wastewater treatment; it also provides a solution to reuse treated water for watering golf courses in the resort town of Taghazout."

This reuse system will serve over 60,000 local residents, while also providing for the bounty of tourists who flock to the city annually. A part of the district of Agadir, the city of Aourir is one of largest tourist destinations in the country. The city owes its charm to its authenticity, its green valleys and spectacular waves. The waves alone have attracted surfers from all over the world to Aourir’s popular "banana beach" since the sixties.

“After the successful commissioning of a similar project in Tamuda Bay in the north of Morocco, we look forward to delivering a turn-key solution to the city of Aourir, which will provide immediate results, demonstrating the need for sustainable solutions that focus on reuse nationwide,” remarked Giles Jackson, regional director for Africa, Biwater Intl. Ltd. “In water-stressed regions, it is becoming evermore import to consider the requirement for reuse. It’s an issue that’s not going away, so we are supporting our clients in designing sustainable and appropriate technologies that will stand the test of time, here in Morocco and across the world.”

Source: Biwater

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