The new plants will have a total capacity of five million m3 of water per day, and will allow Egypt to expand water reuse and increase access to clean water.
Egypt is building 151 dual and triple sewage treatment plants across the country in an effort to expand water reuse and increase access to clean water. The new plants will have a total capacity of five million m3 of water per day, and will be built at a cost of EGP 31.59 billion.
Currently there are already 59 wastewater treatment plants that were built in Upper Egypt to serve its population of 8.3 million people, as well as 14 seawater desalination plants that will be completed by June 2022 in Marsa Matrouh, the Red Sea, North Sinai, South Sinai, Port Said, Daqahliyah, Suez and Alexandria.
According to the UN, anything below 1,000 m3 of water per person is considered water scarcity. Egypt is well below that number with 560 m3 per person. After these 14 plants are built, that will bring Egypt’s tally to 90 desalination stations with a total capacity of 1,307,69 million m3 per day.