Morocco - Drinking Water Quality and Service Improvement Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Jun 2016
Signature Date 26 Jul 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 70,115,767.96
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project to improve water quality and the performance of DWS systems in Morocco entails strengthening and securing drinking water supply in several towns especially Bouznika, Ben Slimane, Youssoufia and Safi and improving water quality within the Bouregreg system (artificial aeration at SMBA dam and ozonation at the current treatment plant) and the performance of existing DWS systems (reduce losses, optimize operation...). It seeks to meet the drinking and industrial water needs of these areas up to 2030. The project includes three complementary investment components, aimed at strengthening existing production facilities for drinking water supply for urban and rural populations in four provinces, rehabilitating existing DWS systems and treatment plants, and upgrading existing production facilities. It will enable ONEE-Branche Eau to consolidate its productive base and its financial indicators and implement its development strategy, aimed at securing drinking water supply, improving the productivity and yields of its water supply systems. This project is scheduled to be implemented over a period of 48 months (2016-2020).

Project Objectives

The project will satisfy the drinking water needs of several towns (Bouznika, Ben Slimane, Youssoufia and Safi) and improve the quality of water (artificial aeration and ozonation) and the performance of existing DWS systems (reduce losses, optimize operation...).


The project will benefit communities in the provinces of Bouznika and Benslimane, estimated at 120,000 inhabitants in 2015 (including over 50,000 inhabitants in rural areas) and of Youssoufia and Safi, estimated at 316,000 inhabitants in 2015 (including 202,000 inhabitants in rural areas). It will also benefit communities in the area that lies between Morocco’s two major cities (Rabat and Casablanca), which is the most populated and most urbanized part of the country, estimated at 5 million inhabitants in 2015 (including approximately 1 million in rural areas).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau potable (ONEE)
ONEE – Branche Eau


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-E00-010
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name EL OUAHABI Mohamed

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
32.1667 -8.83333 Safi
33.5 -7.16667 Benslimane
33.78942 -7.15968 Bouznika
33.58831 -7.61138 Casablanca
34.0133 -6.83255 Rabat