Supply of water to remote regions

Supplying water to areas outside the National Water System
In order to provide a solution to areas that are not connected to the national water system, Mekorot operates smaller supply systems in parallel. These are regional systems that rely only on the production of water from local wells. Mekorot increases the amount of water produced from the wells through a wide variety of activities such as operating advanced desalination systems, water recycling and stormwater catchment; for example, in the Arava. Mekorot simultaneously operates more than 100 wells in the area to depths of up to 1,500 meters! With the help of these wells it provides the source of life and development and the water to settlements and agriculture in the arid strip of land. This is in addition to dozens of stations, ponds, desalination plants, water treatment plants and water pipelines along more than 1,000 kilometers. Thanks to this system, Mekorot uses every drop of water and boosts the water to the best quality for drinking and agriculture at every settlement point in the Arava. For example, thanks to the water that Mekorot produces from wells and elevating it to quality water for drinking and for irrigation, about 500 families from the moshavim located in the central Arava region – from Idan in the north to Paran in the south – make their living from agriculture and market their products around the world.

Mekorot’s efforts are therefore helping to expand Zionist settlements in the periphery, with the development of new communities and the absorption of additional settlers. Mekorot performs similar operations in the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley, in order to increase the availability of water to communities.