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News MOROCCO: ONEE launches water project in Ouarzazate as supplies increase slightly

While Morocco, like other countries on the African continent, is engaged in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the government – through the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) – has launched a major drinking water project in Ouarzazate, a city located in the centre of Morocco. The project, which aims to strengthen the drinking water supply of this city of more than 700,000 inhabitants, will be completed in a few months.

In the meantime, the water and electricity authority will install a new water intake in the Sultan Moulay Ali Cherif dam. The pumped water will follow a 5.8 km pipeline before arriving at a drinking water plant with a capacity of 250 m³ per second. The plant will operate with a 500 m³ storage reservoir. The treated water will be pumped into the network of the city of Ouarzazate via a 40 km pipeline. The functioning of the new drinking water plant will require the construction of a 35 km power line.

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Geographical coverage Morocco,
News date 06/05/2020
Working language(s) ENGLISH