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February 18, 1994 - Image 104

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-02-18

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he recent inauguration of
ter rather than sea water. A
a water desalination
string of such installations sup-
plant in the Gaza Strip
plies desalinated water to the
offers an outstanding ex-
Red Sea resort of Eilat, as well
ample of Israeli-Palestinian
as to agricultural settlements
cooperation to
in the Negev and
provide basic in-
Arava desert re-
frastructure us-
gions of Israel.
ing advanced
An adaptation of
technology. The
the reverse os-
sophisticated in-
mosis process
stallation can
should enable
supply the city of
"sweetening" of
Dir el-Balah with
both Red Sea and
60 cubic meters
Mediterranean
of water per
Sea waters in the
hour.
near future.
The desalina-
Mekorot may
tion plant was
construct more
planned and
desalination in-
built by Shaham,
stallations in
a subsidiary of
Gaza in the com-
Israel's national
ing years in coop-
water company,
eration with the
Mekorot, and Desalination plant in Gaza Strip.
Palestinian au-
funded by the Is-
tonomy adminis-
raeli Civil Administration at a
tration. Mekorot also recently
cost of $380,000. In the coming
completed a 30-kilometer water
months the installation's ca-
pipeline to Gaza, linked up to
pacity will be doubled, with an
Israel's national water grid,
additional investment of
which can supply local inhabi-
$190,000.
tants with up to 20,000 cubic
The reverse osmosis process
meters of water per day. 0
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him, and many of them may be

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