Sewage & Drainage Department

The Sewage and Drainage Technical Department has the following sections:
  • Planning Section: responsible for planning sewage and drainage systems, and the updating of the Sewage and drainage Master Plans and of annual and multi-year plans.
  • Implementation Section: responsible for the development works involving the consruction of sewage and drainage systems: laying new, and replacing old pipelines.
  • Private Network Section:  the section is responsible for planning permission for connecting new private sewage systems to the urban sewage network and coordination and supervision of the connection works.

GIS Section: The section deals with the following matters:
  • Updaiting  information about the urban network.
  • Maintenance of geographic layers in the system: GIS (Geographic Information System).
  • Providing information to planners, contractors and residents.
  • Coordinating infrastructures activities
  • Managing Sewage and Drainage Master Plans
  • Checking urban building plans (UBP).
  • Updating the plans of the sewage and drainage network, development works and private network.


Technical  Section: 

The section is involved in planning of pumping stations, operates and maintains the sewage pumping stations  and other mechanical facilities.

Industrial Sewage Section: 
  • The section supervises the wastewater emitted by industry and various businesses, especially garages. The section’s main duties:

  • Supervising industrial plants in the city, and mainly their industrial waste-water treatment facilities.
  • Supervising garages, gas-filling stations, and car-washing facilities.
  • Supplying opinions for business licensing, building permits and occupancy permit, allocating water for industry, and dealing with the technical aspect of sewage fee credits.
  •  Taking samples from the sewage in factories and in treatment plants, and pinpointing sources of contamination.
  • Supervising the maintenance of sewage treatment standards that allow the treated waste water to be transferred to agricultural use.
  • The section carries out all these activities in cooperation with the Ministry for Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Health and the Jerusalem Municipality’s Quality of the Environment Unit.
  • Tests for Polio viruses – public health regulations obligate every authority to carry out tests of the sewage water to detect the presence of Polio viruses..
  • The section carries out sampling of sewage and effluent  according to the Ministry of Health instructions .