Sewage and Drainage Development Budget for 2019

Sewage and Drainage Development Budget for 2019

The development budget of sewage and drainage for the year 2019 amounts to approximately NIS 79.5 million. It is approximately NIS 40 million higher than the implementation estimated for the year 2018. This amount includes approximately NIS 23 million for arranging the Kidron basin wastes, NIS 1.5 million for drainage works at the expense of the city of Jerusalem and NIS 2.9 million for projects at the expense of other entities.
The Company's development budget for sewage systems only, for the year 2019, amounts to approximately NIS 75.1 million, which is approximately NIS 36.5 million higher than the implementation estimated for the year 2018.
The work plan also includes projects whose budget (at least most of it) will appear in 2020 or 2021. These projects are considered to be with second priority, and their execution this year will be conditional on completion of planning, conditional on other infrastructure entities or on the pace of work progress.
The budget was prepared according to the importance of the projects and takes into account the following parameters:
  1. Continuing projects (NIS 39 million).
  2. New projects combined with the work of development companies (NIS 2.8 million).
  3. New joint projects with the Water Department (NIS 0.03 million).
  4. New projects initiated by the department of connecting new consumers in return for a sewage surcharge or removal of a hazard (NIS 26.5 million).
  5. Unexpected and necessary projects (NIS 8.1 million).
  6. Planning budget of works from 2020 onwards (NIS 3.1 million).
The budget is intended to handle approximately 160 projects including planning. In addition, there are projects of expanding the drainage network, which are dependent on the funding of the city of Jerusalem. Out of the total number of projects, about 60 are ongoing projects.


Expansion of the sewage network - NIS 16.2 million

(NIS 5 million for the years 2020 - 2021)
It includes a plan to lay 15 km of lines with a diameter of 200 mm to 300 mm. The process of city developing (new neighborhoods, expansion of existing neighborhoods) requires constant expansion of the sewage network. In addition, in various places (mainly in the eastern part of the city) there are buildings that are not connected to the sewage network. The goal is to connect all of these buildings and thereby eliminate potential sanitary hazards. The continued construction of a sewage network in the neighborhoods of Um Tuba and Um Lyson has been designated as a main objective of the Company.

Expansion of the drainage network - NIS 1.5 million

The budgeted amount for 2019 is in respect of other orders received from the city of Jerusalem for handling various projects (planning and / or execution).
New projects are contingent on receiving orders from the municipality.

Replacement of sewage lines - NIS 29.9 million

(NIS 3.5 million for the years 2020 - 2021)
In this framework, an upgrade of 22 km of sewage lines in diameters of 200 mm to 400 mm is planned for this year.
Replacing old sewage lines ensures the integrity of the system, thereby reducing the number of blockage or flooding. In addition, in many projects, the new lines will be laid along a route that allows easier access to the control cabinets when maintenance work is required (lines in roads instead of in private areas).


Building or increasing the sewage collectors - NIS 24.6 million

In this framework, it is planned to replace about 5.0 km of sewage collectors' lines of 300 mm to 1,000 mm in diameter.
As a result of the development of new neighborhoods, the connection of satellite cities and the condensation of old compounds, old sewage collectors will be upgraded.


Various sewage facilities - NIS 2.5 million

 In 2019, general renovations will be carried out at the sewage facilities in Jerusalem and Mevaseret Zion, and we will also proceed with the planning of a pumping station for Um Tuba neighborhood (urban planning scheme + physical planning), Hamagresa neighborhood (Mevaseret Zion) and Maarav neighborhood (Abu Gosh).

This paragraph also includes budgeting for the purchase of controllers for the monitoring of industrial waste.


General sections - NIS 1.9 million

In this framework, a comprehensive survey of the sewage lines in Jerusalem will continue in 2019, in order to complete the missing data in the mapping.
We will continue the project of photographing old sewage lines according to the instructions of the sewage administration.
In addition, the master plan for the sewage and drainage system of Jerusalem (jointly with the master plan for water) is scheduled to be completed.