The governorate of Irbid, adjacent to Syria’s southern border, is the second most populated region in Jordan. Its population has been growing fast due to the influx of Syrian refugees in recent years. Rapid growth has put pressure on the area’s existing water and sanitation infrastructures, resulting in higher demand for water and sanitation systems.

Bani Kenaneh, an area north of Irbid, has inadequate water and sanitation systems; 80% of its septic tanks leak, causing groundwater contamination. In 2018, the European Investment Bank (EIB), moved in on the problem, committing funds for a major project to resolve these environmental issues.

That same year, Engicon was awarded a contract to work under the management of Atkins, a global engineering and project management consultancy. Its role was to provide feasibility studies for upgrading the existing water supply and wastewater collection and treatment systems.

The scope of the project covers 26 villages in the Bani Kenaneh District and 2 villages in the greater Irbid region, home to more than 137,000 inhabitants. The project delivered technical, economic, financial, social and environmental feasibility studies.

The services provided included data collection; assessment of the existing network and facilities; hydraulic modeling of the water network; three alternative plans for the water, wastewater and reuse systems, and layout and preliminary engineering design for Water and wastewater networks, treatment plants and pumping stations.

Specialized teams from Engicon also worked on economic, financial, socio-economic analysis, environmental and social impact assessment studies, as well as gender analysis.


 Services Provided:

  • Wastewater Networks
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Drinking Water Distribution
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
  • Resettlement Actions Plans
  • Climate Change Services
  • Pumping Stations
  • Feasibility Study