Marrakech - Morocco is launching a new generation of waste management facility in the city of Khenifra, located about 240 Km from Rabat, according to the British engineering company Biwater.
Marrakech – Morocco is launching a new generation of waste management facility in the city of Khenifra, located about 240 Km from Rabat, according to the British engineering company Biwater.
Biwater International Limited will build the new Wastewater Treatment Works project, a first for Morocco, to improve the city of Khenifra’s water infrastructure, according to the news release.
Biwater is specializing in water infrastructure solutions and project finance, as well as environmental awareness in countries all over the world.
“The incorporation of trickling filters into the design process at the wastewater treatment works in Khenifra will ensure that the effluent being discharged meets higher wastewater treatment quality standards, while also improving odour conditions in and around the plant,”said Giles Jackson, Regional Director for Africa at Biwater.
Trickling filters prevent the effluent from reaching watercourses via three steps: clearing the influent by settling and sedimentation within Imhoff tanks, biological treatment via trickling filters and secondary settling, and drying beds for sludge dewatering successively.
Naoum Abdellatif, Manager of the South Sewage Division of the Office National de l’Electricitéet de l’Eau Potable –Branche Eau (ONEE), supports such projects because they contribute to good and healthy living standards in the region of Khenifra.
“The treatment process being adhered to will ensure that ground water and surface water are free from contaminants,”Naoum added.
Biwater’s Wastewater Treatment Works is expected to benefit about 150,000 residents in Khenifra in the coming years.