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Treating the Sea of Galilee Water

Treating the Sea of Galilee Water

The route of the water from the Sea of Galilee to the taps begins at the Sapir Site, the first pumping station of the National Carrier. The station is situated on the north-western side of the Sea of Galilee. The water that is extracted is carried to the Eshkol Site by means of pumps, open canals, pipes and reservoirs. The water that flows to the site includes those substances that infiltrated the water in the Sea of Galilee with sedimentation and the flow. In order to treat the water, to improve quality thereof and to bring it up to the maximum level of clarity, the water undergoes a series of treatments at the Eshkol Site which boosts it to the appropriate level for drinking.

In 2007, Mekorot established the Central Filtration Plant at the site. This is one of the biggest and most complex plants of its kind in the world, which is designed to address and further improve the quality of the water in the Sea of Galilee, pursuant to the regulations of the Ministry of Health. The plant puts Israel in the forefront of the Western countries in the field of treatment of drinking water.