Sewage & Drainage Budget

Development budget

Sewerage and drainage

2017 Sewerage and drainage development budget

The development budget for the sewage and drainage sector for the year 2017 amounts 158 million NIS in total, higher by 114 million NIS from the performance estimation for the year 2016.

This amount includes approximately 74 million NIS for the Kidron Basin wastewater removal, 6.9 million NIS of drainage works at the expense of Jerusalem municipality, and about 2.4 million NIS of projects at the expense of other entities (compared to 3 million NIS in the year 2016).

The development budget of Hagihon Company for sewer systems only for the year 2017 totaled 75.4 million NIS, higher by approximately 36 million NIS from performance estimation for the year 2016.

The budget with priority B amounts approximately 5.1 million NIS (for projects at the expense of Hagihon Company only). Priority B includes among others, projects whose implementation is contingent on the completion of the design, on other infrastructure entities, or on the pace of performance advancement.

The budget was prepared according to the importance of the projects and takes into account the following parameters:

1. Continuous projects (approximately 40.4 million NIS)


2. New projects combined with the work of development companies (2.6 million NIS)

3. Joint new projects with the Water Department (approximately 1.4 million NIS).

4. New projects initiated by the Department of New Customers Connections in exchange of sewage fee or removal of an obstacle (approximately 23.9 million NIS).

5. Reserves for unlikely and necessary projects (approximately 3.1 million NIS).

6. Budget for design towards the execution of works from 2017 or later (approximately 13.3 million NIS).

The budget is assigned to handle approximately 160 projects including planning. In addition, there are projects of expansion of the drainage network, which depend on funds coming from Jerusalem municipality. Out of all projects, about 60 are continuous projects.

1. Expansion of the sewage network - 12.9 million NIS (priority B - 3 million NIS)

As part of this expansion, the laying of around 12 km of lines with a diameter of 200 mm to 300 mm is planned for this year. The city's development process (new neighborhoods, expanding of existing neighborhoods), requires a constant expansion of the sewer network. Similarly, in various places (mainly in the eastern part of the city), there are structures that are not connected to the sewage system. The goal is to connect all these structures, and thus eliminate potential health hazards. The continuation of laying down sewerage network at Umm Tuba and Umm Lison neighborhoods is defined as a central objective of the company. All works are carried out using the sewage surcharge payment made by new consumers, or alternately as a preparation for future connections in places that are paved now.                                                                                                                                                                       Hagihon budget in this chapter refers to the ongoing works and to new works in two areas:

A. Sewage systems development in new neighborhoods such as:

Ramat Shlomo neighborhood (extension)

Gilo Slopes neighborhood

Malha Slopes neighborhood

B. Development of new sewage systems in existing neighborhoods:

Umm Tuba and Tzur Baher

Beit Hanina

Beit Tzafafa (Sharafat)

A - Tur

2. Drainage network expansion - 6.9 million NIS

The budgeted amount of priority A is the orders balance we received from the City of Jerusalem for the handling of various projects. Design and / or execution of new projects is contingent on obtaining new orders.

3. The replacement of sewer lines - 44.2 million NIS (priority B - 2.1 million NIS)

As part of the above, upgrading of 35 km of sewer lines in diameter of 200 mm to 400 mm is planned this year.

Replacing old sewer lines ensures the integrity of the system, thereby reducing the incidence of blockages or sewer flooding. In addition, in many projects, new lines will be placed along the route that allows easier access to control compartments in case maintenance action is required (lines in the roads instead of in private areas).

It should be noted that out of the replacement works, an amount of approximately 10 million NIS will be invested in upgrading the sewer lines through sleeves (including repair of the control compartments) in various neighborhoods of Jerusalem (Bakha, East Talpiot, the old city) and Mevaseret Zion. About 1 million NIS will be invested in upgrading and increasing the diameter through breaking (several blocks in Abu Ghosh).

A. As part of the replacing of sewer lines (initiated by Hagihon)

Replacement and renewal of sewers systems are made according to the following criteria:

▪ The age of the pipes.

▪ The number of faults in the line.

▪ The method of line connection to the houses.

▪ The increase of sewer capacities in the lines.

▪ The repair of roads by the City Improvement Department.

Names of streets where sewer lines will be replaced: Rabinowitz, Akiva Ettinger, Antigonus, Sheva Ahayot (Mevaseret Zion).

In addition, this year Hagihon Company budgeted an amount of 12.5 million NIS for the completion of the design, and the beginning of the work on site to replace sewer lines in neighborhoods beyond the separation fence (Kafar Akeb, Ras Hamis, Anata).

B. As part of the development companies

Hagihon Company is integrated in projects of neighborhoods or streets renewal, and replaces the old and / or damaged sewer systems. Lines replacement saves costs to Hagihon and eliminates unnecessary disturbance to the residents of these neighborhood.                                For example, Makor Baruch compound, Zichron Moshe compound (Phase III), Shivte Israel street (northern section), Haprahim street (Abu Ghosh - as part of the project of the Ministry of Transportation).

4. Reinforcement of sewage collectors - 70.4 million NIS

The replacement of approximately 3.5 km of collecting sewer lines from a diameter of 400 mm to 1,250 mm is planned this year.

As a result of the development of new neighborhoods, the connection of satellite towns and the thickening of older districts, old sewage collectors will be upgraded.

In 2017, Og south sewer collector replacement will be completed (from Isawiya junction to Highway 437). In addition, Wadi Hilwa road collector replacement works will be completed (as part of the road-upgrading project).

This chapter also includes completion of Refahim sewer collector replacement up to the entrance of Kerem tunnel, and as part of the pavement of access road to the Biblical Zoo aquarium.

As part of the project of regulating the Kidron Basin wastewater, Hagihon Company plans number of projects whose implementation will be conditioned on the approval of the Sewage Infrastructure Development Administration.                                                                              For example:

• Zurim tunnel (transporting Kidron wastewater to the direction of Og Basin).

• Reinforcement of Og south collector as a continuation of the above-mentioned tunnel.

• Delivery sewer line from Guy Ben Inom pumping station towards Moshe Barham street.

• Continue of Kidron collector to Horkania facility.

5. Various sewage facilities - 20 million NIS

In 2017, general renovations will be made in sewer facilities in Jerusalem and Mevaseret Zion, and in addition, Hagihon will progress with the design of pumping station to the neighborhood of Umm Tuba (City Building Plan + physical design).

This chapter also includes budgeting for the beginning of building a new pumping station in Talpiot East 2 (the part funded by the Hagihon), while the rest of the project funding should come from government entities. It also includes funding for the design of Guy Ben Inom pumping station (as part of the Kidron project).

6. General articles - 1.6 million NIS

The project of Jerusalem sewer lines survey will continue in 2017 and sewage lines survey in Mevaseret Zion and Abu Gosh will be completed, in order to complete the missing data in the mapping. We will continue the old sewer lines photography project, in accordance with the Sewer Administration guidelines. In addition, preparation of the master plan for Jerusalem sewage supposed to be completed (together with the water master plan).