Two Israeli Desalination Plants Violated Water Standards, Forged Data
The country’s Ministry of Energy found the water in two facilities had levels of chloride higher than the predetermined standard. These facilities presented a false pretense of compliance in their reports
Lior Gutman | 17:22 20.08.2019
Two of Israel’s largest desalination plants, providing drinking water to the country’s main pipeline system, have been found to violate water quality standards and forge data. A committee by Israel’s Ministry of Energy examined the subject over the past few months, publishing its conclusions Tuesday. Israel prides itself in its water processing industry, with its five desalination facilities producing around 660 million cubic meters of water for drinking or agriculture a year, according to statements by Israel’s Water Authority. Two additional desalination facilities planned to launch by 2023 are estimated to bring this number up to around 1 billion cubic meters a year.