Israel has set aside 20 billion shekels to pay for rainwater purification
Israel is to set aside a 20 billion dollar bill for rain water purification, a move that could cost millions of people jobs and potentially create an environmental disaster, officials said Tuesday.
The announcement was made during a visit to the northern Israel town of Beit Shemesh, home to the southern Israel city of Ramallah.
The water washes away from the home and is then used for irrigation, agricultural and municipal use.
It is also used to clean the streets, sewers and the sewers of public spaces.
The government has allocated some $9.5 billion to support the project, the Israel Water Authority said.
A total of 1,100 farmers are expected to participate in the project.
The program was approved by the Knesset in the wake of the deadly 2013 earthquake in Israel’s capital that killed more than 230 people and displaced 1 million people.