Model wastewater treatment plant inaugurated in Bent Saidane, El Fahs

Zaghouan: The wastewater treatment plant in Bent Saidane, El Fahs, Zaghouan governorate, implemented as part of the AQUAYCLE project financed by the European Union through the ENI CBC Mediterranean Basin Programme, was inaugurated on Tuesday by Minister of the Environment, Leila Chikhaoui, and local governor, Mohamed El Euch. In Jougar, a village located in El Fahs, the minister also inspected the process of the rural wastewater treatment plant, which is also based on innovative techniques using aquatic plants developed by the Tunis International Centre for Environmental Technologies (CITET), according to the director general of CITET. In a statement to TAP, Leila Chikhaoui said the ministry had decided to build the model plant in residential areas with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants, which cannot be served by traditional sewage treatment plants. She stressed that the new plant is based on a wastewater treatment system using plants that absorb pollutants and modern four-dimensional technologies, adding that this experience has achieved significant results in other countries. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse