Fayoum Drinking Water and Sanitation Project

Posted on 18 November 2013


The overall objective of the project – commissioned by Fayoum Economic General Authority for Water and Sanitation (FEGAWS) -  was an improvement in health conditions through improved water supply and sanitation in Fayoum, a densely populated depression in the desert some 120 km south-west from Cairo with 2.2 million inhabitants. The project provided a sustained effort to transfer a government service into an autonomous public utility. Almost all aspects related to a public water supply and sanitation utility has been dealt with. This included the rehabilitation and extension of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, the reorganisation of the utility company and the financial and economic management of the utility.
The water supply system included approximately 275,000 house connections and over 1,800 public taps. The distribution network included 2,000 km of pipelines.
Royal HaskoningDHV provided the following type of services:

  • Project management
  • Design of water supply system including network modelling
  • Design of sewage collection and treatment systems including UASB wastewater treatment
  • Water treatment process technology
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Introduction of GIS based infrastructure data and management information
  • Institutional support including reorganisation and the preparation of an economic management plan


Project location

Project partners

  • Royal HaskoningDHV