Gaza looks to upgrade ageing sewage system

New treatment plant hopes to end the deluge of sewage being pumped into the sea every day.

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    For years Gaza's sewage system has been close to collapse.

    Beaches along the Strip's 40km of coast are heavily polluted by waste being pumped directly into the sea - 14,000 cubic metres of it per day.

    The people who depend on the Mediterranean for their livelihoods are the ones who suffer the most.

    Now, work on a new mutli-million dollar treatment plant is underway. Residents are hopeful this will mean the days of dumping waste into the sea are set to become a thing of the past.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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