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The Central Filtration Plant

The Central Filtration Plant

Following the increase in the strictness of water quality regulations in Israel, “Mekorot” inaugurated a few years ago “the Central Filtration Plant” at the Eshkol site in the Beit Netofa Valley.

It is the fourth largest water filtration plant in the world and one of the most complex and advanced of its kind. Its operation heralded a new era in the treatment of the quality of drinking water in Israel and it placed Israel on the forefront of western countries in the treatment of drinking water. The “Central Filtration Plant’s” filtration ability is about 500 million cubic meters of water per annum. Through it, “Mekorot” further upgrades the quality of the “National Carrier” water (Kinneret water) which the Group provides to the residents of Israel for drinking purposes. To ensure a reliable, fast, safe and economical filtration process, the “Central Filtration Plant” includes advanced operating systems, combining cutting-edge technology. Most of the plant’s control system operates automatically and the amount of personnel required for its operation is small compared to other facilities of its kind in the world. The cost of construction of the plant: about 140 million dollars.