Assessment of Three Waste Water Treatment Plants

The objective of this study was to assess the suitability and feasibility of the three wastewater treatment plants in Hadjout (70,000 PE), Chenoua (70,000 PE) and Boumerdès (67,500 PE) for a future reuse of treated effluent in agriculture. The following aspects were taken into account:

  • Regulatory framework;
  • Organisational and operational set-up;
  • Financial and economic aspects;
  • Quantity and quality of the effluent;
  • Agricultural practices downstream from the WWTPs;
  • Design of pilot project.

Type of services provided:

  • Examination of the contamination risks and recommendations for remedial action;
  • Agricultural assessment and identification of possible farm land suitable for irrigation (up to 560 ha);
  • Evaluation of the agro-pedological context and agricultural practices;
  • Assessment of existing irrigation infrastructure;
  • Assessment of O&M practices of existing irrigation infrastructure;
  • Estimation of the future water demand and of potential users;
  • Definition of agricultural requirements concerning the chemical and bacteriological characteristics of the effluent;
  • Preparation and definition of specifications for a pilot project implementation.
Ministry of Water Rescources
Algerian-Belgian Cooperation
12/2011 - 01/2012
Contract value: 28,835