Government reduces price of treated water by 50 percent for farmers

Jordan

Published: 2021-04-28 20:39

Last Updated: 2021-06-12 10:48


Government reduces price of treated water by 50 percent for farmers
Government reduces price of treated water by 50 percent for farmers

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation said Wednesday that the Council of Ministers decided to reduce the sale price of treated water from treatment plants that are being used for irrigation purposes in restricted crops from 50 fils per cubic meter to 25 fils per cubic meter including the cost of electricity as of April 22, 2021.

The ministry stated that the decision came from the government's interest in providing non-traditional water sources for the agricultural sector and expanding reliance on the use of treated water according to Jordanian standard specifications, which is one of the highest specifications for various restricted crops.

The decision also came and with the aim of preserving the quantities of water available for drinking and household use purposes.

They emphasized that Jordan is moving forward with the implementation of a plan to maximize the use of treated water by facilitating 'room' to implement pioneering projects among farmers themselves in all regions through various associations and institutions and providing more job opportunities.

Plans to make use of treated water will allow the government to make renewable sources of water a major factor in improving the citizens' standard of living while achieving numerous economic benefits.

They explained that adding treated water to the available water reserve for restricted agriculture comes in the context of the national strategic plan for water by using the latest systems in collecting and treating wastewater and ensuring its quality, as the Ministry of Water and Irrigation is working efficiently and successfully to secure more pioneering projects in this regard.