Iraqi marshlands drinking water project
Location:Seven (7) villages in the Iraqi Marshlands, Iraq
Client:Intergovernmental Org. and Iraqi Ministries of Municipalities & Public Works (MMPW), Water Resources (MOWR), Environment (MOE).
Project type:Turnkey drinking water treatment plants including training and one (1) year of management for each site.
Water treatment plant:Seven (7) modular drinking water treatment plants using Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology.
Raw water source:Tigris & Euphrates Rivers
Treated water quality:Drinking water
Capacity:Two WTPs at 100 m3/day
Two WTPs at 150 m3/day
One WTP at 160 m3/day
Two WTPs at 200 m3/day
Distribution network:30 km with street taps every 500m
For years the Iraqi Marshlands were deprived of the fresh water that local communities depend on.
When water returned to this area in the first decade of this century it was not safe for human consumption.
For years the Iraqi Marshlands were deprived of the fresh water that local communities depend on, not only for drinking, cooking and washing, but also for their livelihoods sustained by reed crops. When water returned to this area in the first decade of this century it was not safe for human consumption
A leading environmental agency created a project aiming to bring fresh water and people back to the Marshlands and Euro Mec was chosen as the supplier of the drinking water treatment plants (WTP) at the heart of this project.
While overseeing the local civil works Euro Mec designed and built seven (7) drinking water treatment plants in Italy then transported them to Iraq and installed each on site. Each WTP consists of four (4) modules for water treatment, power generation, water storage and distribution permanently housed in customized 20’ shipping containers.
Euro Mec also trained local operators on site and managed each plant for one (1) year before transferring them to the local governorates.
Supporting the client’s efforts to use environmentally friendly and sustainable energy Euro Mec also successfully designed and installed a photovoltaic energy system on the most recent of the WTPs installed (photo above).