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.
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 .