Plans to enhance Dbayeh drinking water plant
Studies to expand the Dbayeh drinking water plant have been launched by the European Union.
The plant’s capacity is expected to double to reach 500,000 cubic meters per day. Water drawn from the Jeita spring is treated at the plant before being sent to households.
The plant is benefiting around 1.2 million individuals living on the northern coastal strip near Beirut, according to Maher Shrabieh, Director of the Dbayeh plant.
“The move will have great benefits because we will be able to supply households with water throughout the week, instead of our average ten hours every two days,” he said.
The Italian Protocol will fund around $5 million for the expansion. The Beirut Mount Lebanon Water Establishment (BMLWE) will see its implementation, said Shrabieh.
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: May 21, 2015