Assessment of Three Wastewater Treatment Plants

Detailed description of project:

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.
Ministère des ressources en eau
Algerian-Belgian Cooperation
12/2011 – 01/2012

Contract value: 28,835 €