Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The Tapuach Water Project
Tapuach is a small Jewish village 10 km East of Ariel, 35 km from Kever Benjamin. The Rosh Ha Moatzah sent me to check what could be done to use the treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation. My professor of macroeconomics, an impressive American Ph.D. (and Rabbi Kahane's disciple) used to live there. The place has a working wastewater treatment plant (see pic) and the water is being released to a nearby valley, out of the fence. The valley is levelled and terraced, and the Palestinians are growing some kind of lively green forage crop, maybe alfalfa. The water cannot be used by the local Jewish farmers because the pipe is too short (see pic). I am planning to build some kind of reservoir on the top of the hill and supply the water by gravity. Maybe I shall need a buster pump. The Shomron is flowering, the winter is over.