Japan carrying out pilot on-site sewage treatment in Iran

Business Materials 27 February 2016 14:18 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, February 27

By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is carrying out a pilot project of on-site sewage treatment in Iran.

Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage. It includes physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove these contaminants and produce environmentally safe treated wastewater (or treated effluent).

Meanwhile, the project is the first of its kind in Iran.

The onsite sewage facility (OSSF) will be launched in a village called Espand in Guilan Province, northern Iran, Guilan Province Rural Water and Wastewater Management Co. told Trend February 27.

The Japanese side has already started the studies and will cover the entire costs of the project.

The reason why Espand was chosen as a location for launching the facility is that it is in the vicinity of the famous natural resource Anzali Lagoon and threatens the lagoon with pollution.

JICA has also expressed willingness to carry out more projects to save the lagoon from pollution.