The BESIX-designed plant treats approximately 15,000 m³ of wastewater per day, with the potential to step up to 30,000 m³ daily. Its leading edge technologies, like the bubbling system that uses variable frequency drives to reduce aerosol dispersion, can compete with the best facilities in countries with more clement climates. The result is a minimized environmental impact, greater energy efficiency, water of exceptional quality, well-controlled operating costs, and odourless facilities. To meet the stringent odour emission standards, the odours are eradicated through a 2-stage biological/ carbon absorption odour treatment plant, thereby eliminating the use of chemicals. All facilities are monitored by adequate instrumentation and a fullyequipped laboratory caters to the necessary water analysis. Once the raw sewage is treated, the clean water is stored on location before it is distributed to the Al Maydour forests where this high quality irrigation water is used to fight back the ever-encroaching desert sands.