Thursday 25 August 2022 – 09:13
Hespress learned that the collective council of the city of Casablanca announced a package of administrative measures to face the water crisis in the economic capital of the Kingdom, within the framework of the national campaign aimed at rationalizing consumption.
An informed source told Hespress that the council has launched requests for proposals to select companies that will oversee the project to complete five wastewater recycling plants in Casablanca.
The same source explained that this project was stumbled by the repercussions of the pandemic, since it was supposed to see the light before the outbreak of the new “Coronavirus”, but confirmed the acceleration of steps to carry it out. .
He added that the council is also working on the construction of the largest seawater desalination plant on the African continent, a project supervised by the government.
He also indicated that the city of Casablanca will also be connected to the Mohammed bin Abdullah dam, which supplies drinking water to Rabat, due to the low pumping of the Oum Rabie dam, which supplies the southern side of Casablanca.
Regarding the controversy that accompanied the closure of the car washes, the same official stressed that the council is studying a compromise formula with the sector’s unions so as not to use drinking water and replace it with water from wells and springs.