Ninth Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Jul 2006
Signature Date 18 Dec 2006
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2013
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 58,329,243.89
Status Completion

Project General Description

The ninth drinking water supply and sanitation project in Morocco is a major contribution by the Bank to the Government’s efforts to sustainably supply drinking water and sanitation services to the Moroccan populations. The project design is based on the priority needs defined by the Moroccan Government and adopted in ONEP’s investment programme for 2006-2009. It comprises two component: access to drinking water in rural areas (based on the programme approach which fosters the participation of the beneficiary population) and collection and treatment of wastewater in urban areas. The implementation of the project is envisaged to span a period of 60 months, from 2006 to 2011. Its implementation will reinforce the grouped rural drinking water supply programme (PAGER) and will be a suitable solution to the problem of pollution by wastewater discharge in Khouribga Province.

Project Objectives

At the sector level, the project goal is to reduce urban and rural poverty through access to DWSS services. Its specific objectives are the sustainable improvement of drinking water supply in rural areas and the management of wastewater in Khouribga province.


The project will benefit approximately 600 villages (douars) totaling a population of about 350 000 inhabitants (approximately 176 000 women), representing 18% of the total rural population of the 4 provinces. The project will benefit the urban population of these centers by improving the natural environment through the elimination of raw waste water discharges and collection of waste water in the districts of these centres. In addition to this population, there are the farmers adjacent to the new treatment plant and the Touim Wadi who receive and will continue to receive the town's treated waste water discharges for re-use in agriculture.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Office National de l’Eau Potable (ONEP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-E00-006
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name EL OUAHABI Mohamed

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
31.9167 -6.5 Azilal Province
35 -5.08333 Chefchaouen Province
34.5833 -6.33333 Kenitra Province
33.0833 -7.41667 Settat Province
35.0758 -5.25689 Bab Taza Cercle
32.7741 -6.3925 Boujad
31.8146 -6.82285 Hassan I Dam
34.261 -6.5802 Kenitra
32.8811 -6.9063 Khouribga
34.919 -5.42883 Moqrissat Cercle