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AMMAN — About 10,000 tonnes of solid waste is generated every day at 20 landfills across the Kingdom, according to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, Mohammad Khashashneh.

On average, a person in Jordan produces between 0.9 and 1 kg of waste per day, with cities producing more waste than villages, Khashashneh noted.

“The amount of waste produced depends on the population of each city. In Amman, 4,000 tons of solid waste is produced per day,” Kashashneh told The Jordan Times.

He said waste is sorted, with waste from the commercial sector (malls and shops) such as paper and cardboard being relegated to another category.

“10% of the waste generated does not go to landfill, the sorted waste being sorted correctly or informally by garbage collectors, who collect 5 to 7% of the volume of waste. Three percent are sorted correctly,” Kashashneh said.

The Ghabawi landfill is the largest in the Kingdom, he said, noting that it receives 40 to 45 percent of Jordan’s waste volume. The second largest is the Ekidar landfill, located to the north, which serves Irbid and Mafraq.

“Both landfills are technical landfills where the waste is properly buried in lined cells, so that the leachate [highly contaminated liquid] produced from waste does not seep into the external environment,” Kashashneh added.

Mafraq, Karak and Balqa landfills are being renovated to become technical landfills as well, he said.

“Under the new strategy, only eight dumps will remain, while the rest will become transfer stations. The Balqa landfill will be transformed into a transfer station where waste will be collected, sorted and transported to other landfills for treatment. This is applied on the ground in several landfills in the north,” Khashashneh continued.

He pointed out that the existing amount of dumps is sufficient for the Kingdom.

According to Kashashneh, about five megawatts of electricity is generated from biogas, which is collected from old cells at the Ghabawi landfill. This figure covers half of the electricity demand of the municipality of Amman.

“It is supposed to be implemented in the other landfills as well, but it takes time. This is part of the Global Methane Commitment, which aims to reduce global methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030,” he added.

Kashashneh said there is a national electric waste management program run in cooperation with UNDP, which will establish five electric waste collection centers: two in the capital, one in Zarqa, one in Irbid and one in Aqaba.

“Part of the electrical waste is exported, because there are companies created to collect this type of waste. We encourage this type of business to benefit from the waste content as part of the requirements issued by the Ministry of Environment and international commitments to address climate change,” Kashashneh said.

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Illinois American Water Acquires City of Villa Grove Water and Wastewater Systems https://wrwa.net/illinois-american-water-acquires-city-of-villa-grove-water-and-wastewater-systems/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:57:00 +0000 https://wrwa.net/illinois-american-water-acquires-city-of-villa-grove-water-and-wastewater-systems/

VILLA GROVE, Illinois–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, today announced the acquisition of the City of Villa Grove Water and Wastewater Systems for $11 million. The newly acquired systems add approximately 1,489 water customers and 1,069 wastewater customers to the company’s Eastern Illinois service area.

“Our team is excited to serve our new customers in Villa Grove and expand our presence in Douglas County,” said Justin Ladner, president of Illinois American Water. “Since 2020, we’ve had the privilege of partnering with more than 11 Illinois communities through acquisitions, sharing our expertise, and making critical investments in aging systems.”

Villa Grove City Mayor Cassandra Eversole-Gunter says the sale of the water and wastewater systems to Illinois American Water “will provide Villa Grove residents with industry experts focused on system upgrades.” water and sewage”. She continued, “The city will benefit from capital investments that we could not have made without significant rate increases. With Illinois American Water as a long-term partner, we are able to invest in our future while maintaining stable rates.

Illinois American Water plans to invest approximately $21 million over the first seven years of ownership to upgrade the water and wastewater systems in the town of Villa Grove. The work will include the replacement of water meters, water mains, fire hydrants and sewage pipes. Upgrades to lift stations, including replacement of pumps, will improve system reliability. Safety and security systems will also be upgraded. Illinois American Water also plans to design and build a new wastewater treatment plant to support system reliability and community growth.

Brian Wiemers, senior operations manager for the Eastern Division of Illinois American Water, said, “We are pleased to extend our services and knowledge to Villa Grove. We look forward to supporting the community and partnering with the town of Villa Grove. We appreciate the City’s confidence in our team.

New customers will receive an Illinois American Water welcome packet in the mail. This packet includes information on online account management, billing and more. To learn more about Illinois American Water and hear from the communities the company has partnered with, visit Partners with Us under About Us at www.illinoisamwater.com.

About American Illinois Water

Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing reliable, high-quality water and wastewater services to about 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.

About US Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is America’s largest and most geographically diverse water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and similar drinking water and sanitation services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help them get on with their lives. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com. Follow American Water on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

ILLINOIS US WATER HAS RATED HIGHEST IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WITH MAJOR WATER UTILITIES IN THE MIDWEST THREE YEARS IN A ROW!

For more information on the JD Power 2022 awards, visit jdpower.com/awards.

]]> Zabaleta travels to Mexico City to celebrate the expansion of the Xylem Water Heroes Academy https://wrwa.net/zabaleta-travels-to-mexico-city-to-celebrate-the-expansion-of-the-xylem-water-heroes-academy/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://wrwa.net/zabaleta-travels-to-mexico-city-to-celebrate-the-expansion-of-the-xylem-water-heroes-academy/ Cityzens Giving and Official Water Technology Partner, Xylem, are thrilled to announce the expansion of the Xylem Water Heroes Academy, a global initiative in ten cities using the power of football to address local water challenges. water.

Since its launch in 2021, Xylem Water Heroes Academy has engaged more than 75 young leaders and provided vital water education to more than 6,000 young people in five cities: São Paulo, Mumbai, Cape Town, New York and Shanghai.

The expanded network, which now also includes youth-led projects in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cape Coast, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, aims to positively impact an additional 20,000 young people over the next four years.

To mark the launch, City legend Pablo Zabaleta and the Premier League trophy headed to Mexico City’s El Coyolito neighborhood to meet young leaders who are using the power of football to solve local water issues. .

This project will see the young leaders of love.fútbol use specially adapted football matches to educate young people in the community about responsible water consumption, as well as the importance of safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Zabaleta took part in a youth-led football and water festival and engaged in a question-and-answer session with young participants, before learning a traditional Mexican dance.

Reflecting on his visit, Zabaleta said, “Meeting the young leaders in Mexico City was an incredible experience.

“The way they use football to teach children about the importance of water is creative and inspiring, and it’s great to see this unique initiative from Cityzens Giving and Xylem expand to other cities.

“The young leaders are so committed to supporting their community and being able to contribute in a small way was a privilege.”

Additionally, City in the Community coaches provided training to 40 young leaders in Mexico City, sharing their expertise and knowledge in leadership, community football and WASH.

This was followed by a three-day digital summit, bringing together young leaders and Xylem experts from across the ten cities to share ideas on how to tackle water challenges through football.

“Climate change continues to threaten water availability in communities around the world,” said Austin Alexander, vice president, sustainability and social impact at Xylem.

“Xylem Water Heroes Academy harnesses the power of football and young leaders to address these water challenges and make our communities more resilient.”

Valeria, a young leader with love.fútbol, ​​said: “We want all the children here to be aware that responsible water consumption is very important and that they must take care of it.

“We received training from Man City coaches and learned several games that teach children about water conservation through football.

“We are really happy and grateful that Man City and Pablo Zabaleta visited our community.”

Later this season, City fans will have the opportunity to find out more about the five new Water Heroes Academy projects and vote for their favorite young water heroes.

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City utilities adopt plan to ensure water service in case of disaster https://wrwa.net/city-utilities-adopt-plan-to-ensure-water-service-in-case-of-disaster/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:55:53 +0000 https://wrwa.net/city-utilities-adopt-plan-to-ensure-water-service-in-case-of-disaster/

San Antonio’s water system is taking a big step to harden its system against major power outages such as those seen during the February 2021 freeze, the utility and CPS Energy announced Wednesday in a rare meeting. joint of the board of directors.

Following harsh winter storm conditions in Uri, which saw the city’s pipes freeze and limit residents’ access to water, state utilities, including SAWS and CPS Energy, were tasked with making their facilities more resilient to natural disasters.

In an effort to meet new state requirements, CPS Energy will partner with SAWS to connect the utility’s most critical pump stations to standby generators. This would ensure that SAWS has enough power to keep the water running during a major power outage.