Gaza Water Status Report 2017 (June 2018)

Report
from Government of the State of Palestine
Published on 19 Jun 2018 View Original

Palestinian water Authority
Water Resources Directorate

Gaza Strip had a population of 1.899 million people living on 365km area The total water supply for domestic use in the Gaza Strip is about 96,308 mcm in 2017as follows:

  • 78.791 mcm from 273 municipal water wells.

  • 2,911 mcm from nine UNRWA wells.

  • 10,566 mcm from Mekorot.

  • 4,039 mcm from desalination plants (Brackish and Seawater).

Figure no. 2 shows the categories percentage of the total water supply.
Total domestic water consumption was 61.508 mcm/y.
Daily average per capita water consumption was 88.7 l/c/d,
Daily average per capita from the total water production is 133.3 l/c/d.
The network distribution efficiency of 62.3% as a mean value.
Distribution system efficiency varies from governorate to another, where the highest was in KhanYounis governorate is 71%.

Based on that, the per capita consumption in the Gaza governorates was ranging between 103 l/c/d in the Northern governorate and 80 l/c/d in Rafah governorate.
The maximum per capita water production was recorded in the Northern governorate of 171 l/c/d and the lowest was 106 l/c/d in Rafah governorate.