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Picturesque Wastewater Treatment Plant Commissioned in Tourist Hot Spot  

A fast-growing and popular tourist destination in Morocco welcomes a new state-of-the-art wastewater facility that will cater for current and future development needs

Rabat, Morocco – 26 February 2018: Set amid rolling hills and facing the Atlantic Ocean, the town of Aourir in Morocco is a popular destination for tourists wanting to experience Morocco’s beaches and golf resorts. With an expanding local population, as well as a thriving tourist industry, the town required a wastewater treatment facility to meet current and future development needs. 

View of the popular beaches with the wastewater treatment plant and resort developments in the background

Biwater has completed the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant that will serve 60,000 local residents and existing hotels. However, the plant has also been built to cater for future needs with a design horizon of 2030 and a total treatment capacity of 19 million litres per day (MLD). Across the town there are clear indications of the city’s expansion plans; new hotel chains and resorts are mid-way through construction and other sites have been earmarked for future projects. 

Located next to prime surf spots and areas under development, key requirements for the project were strict odour control processes and the tertiary treatment of wastewater for reuse applications. Up and running, the plant now provides reuse water for green planted areas around the town, hotels and golf courses. 

Plant view featuring a clarification tank and administration building

Yassine Laib, Country Manager, Morocco, commented on the project’s success saying, “This project sets a new benchmark for Morocco, providing a turnkey wastewater and reuse solution. It has been built in a beautiful town, and as a plant it also looks impressive and in keeping with its surroundings. The water from the plant exceeds treatment quality standards, ensuring that surfers and swimmers on the beaches alongside are not impacted.”