At present, an estimated 57 percent of the potable water supply in Jordan’s Zarqa Governorate is lost through leaks
in the water transmission and distribution network, with additional losses attributed to management weaknesses.
The Water Network Restructuring and Rehabilitation Project (Water Network Project) is designed to reduce water
loss by constructing and repairing reservoirs, pump stations and up to 67 kilometers of primary, 927 kilometers of secondary and 256 kilometers of tertiary pipes. The project will replace household connections and meters in the two poorest, most heavily populated water service areas of Zarqa Governorate. The project will also convert the system to gravity-fed distribution that should improve customer service, reduce wear and tear on critical infrastructure, and extend the lifespan of the network.
To ensure benefits reach the poor, the project includes technical and financial assistance to very poor households to improve plumbing, water storage, sewage connections, and general awareness of best practices for basic sanitation, water storage and efficient water use.