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Sewage and Wastewater

Sewage and Wastewater

Sewage and wastewater are drinking water discharged into the sewage pipelines following domestic or industrial use. 
The wastewater is conducted through a system of underground pipes intended to collect wastewater from private networks into the municipal network and from there to sewage pumping stations. At these stations, the wastewater undergoes preliminary treatment and is then delivered to the Wastewater Treatment Plant for secondary treatment and agricultural reclamation.

Sewage systems – development plans

The sewage systems in Be’er Sheva and Ofakim are undergoing improvements and local adjustments to accommodate the need for wastewater disposal in a growing urban environment, and to prepare these sewage systems to the requirements of Be’er Sheva and Ofakim in future decades.
The corporation maintains plans to develop sewage systems and replace existing lines, as part of the corporation’s regular development projects and as part of the planning and development of new residential buildings, institutions, employment and industry..

Payment for sewage

Payments for sewage are collected for regular maintenance, breakage maintenance and the development and installation of new lines in accordance with the city’s development plan.

Environmental protection

The Mey Sheva Corporation is committed to the protection of the environment and the preservation of water quality, and promotes the treatment of wastewater and its re-use for irrigation and natural fertilization, reclaiming all of the collected wastewater and preserving the environment in which we live.

Regular maintenance of the water and sewage network

Scheduled pipeline washing – the corporation fights against blockages and overflows in municipal sewage lines. Scheduled washing of sewage pipelines are conducted as part of a three-year plan, to prevent the accumulation of wipes and oils that may block sewage pipelines.
Remember, disposed wipes are the main cause of blockages in private and municipal sewage pipelines. Wipes and other non-degradable items should be put in the trash, not flushed down the toilet!

The sewage systems in Be’er Sheva and Ofakim

The sewage system is made up of primary and secondary collection pipelines collecting municipal wastewater from residential and industrial zones and conducting it into regional collection pipelines. Collection lines deliver the wastewater to the sewage pumping stations on the outskirts of Be’er Sheva and Ofakim, and from there to the wastewater treatment plant in Sde Teyman.

Pumping stations

There are three pumping station within the jurisdiction of the corporation:

  • 2 pumping stations in Be’er Sheva
  • A single pumping station in Ofakim