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Ashkelon Desalination Plant Visitor Center

ADOM – Ashkelon Desalination O&M

The Ashkelon Desalination Plant is a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant. When constructed it was the largest in the world. The desalinaton plant in Hadera surpassed Ashkelon in 2009 as the largest reverse osmosis water plant in the world. Even so, Ashkelon still is one of the largest.

Mekorot, the national water company of Israel, receives the desalinated water from the Ashkelon seawater desalination plant and transfers it to the national water system fore supply to consumers. The Ashkelon plant has its own power station which is run on natural gas.

The Ashkelon plant has a capacity of 330,000m³ per day and produces around 13% of the country’s domestic consumer demand – equivalent to 5–6% of Israel’s total water needs.

Ashkelon Desalination Plant
Israel, Ashkelon, Desalination plant. The membranes for the treatment of seawater by the process of reverse osmosis

Much to my regret, there are no regular visits allowed at the desalination plant in Ashkelon. However visits can be arranged by calling 08-6707600.

Address: ADOM – Ashkelon Desalination O&M


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