Les projets

Morocco, Arazane - Sivom de la Palus


This project aims to set up a sanitation network for the village of Ben Ali. It is a decentralized cooperation project between the commune of Arazane in the Arghen valley (Province of Taroudannt) and the Sivom de la Palus (communes of St-Just and St-Nazaire de Pézan in the department of Hérault, France). The main objective is to improve access to sanitation for rural populations in the Anti-Atlas region. In parallel with the technical realization, the project includes an educational component which translates into a correspondence between the pupils of the two communes. Finally, the project is part of an integrated water resource management (IWRM) process. Local actors (teachers, parents, pupils, associations, elected officials ...) are trained in good practices of water use, in the management of a drinking water network and in IWRM .

The village of Ben Ali has 250 inhabitants and has a drinking water network since 2014. With the installation of the AEP network, the consumption has increased and consequently the discharges of waste water. The problem of sanitizing the village is thus raised in view of the sanitary conditions of the village. The inhabitants will then be able to equip themselves in toilets and showers and the discharges of laundry waters will not be done in the surroundings of the village as at present.


  • A wastewater treatment plant with reed beds
  • Bi-directional surface: 13 x 13 m
  • Surface of the filtration basin: 20 x 4 m
  • A sewage collection system of 1,650 ml
  • 40 connections


  • 250 inhabitants have access to sanitation
  • The management of the sanitation network is sustainable through the association of users
  • Links created between the 2 territories (Arghen and Hérault) at the level of the schools


  • Improvement of village sanitary conditions
  • Improved management of water resources in the Arghen valley


  • Sivom of the Palus
  • Rural Community of Arazane
  • Association of Ben Ali Village
  • Synthéa Nature: patronage of skills
  • Agrosparitech-ENGREF
  • FCI Development Office
  • Taroudant Water Service


  • Water Agency Rhône Méditerranée Corsica
  • County Council 34
  • Suez
  • Egis Foundation
  • SIWA-FGTO Foundation

The sewage treatment plant is being built, the collection network is being built.



Additional Info

  • Pays: Maroc
  • Localisation: Bassin de L'Arghen, Province de Taroudannt
  • Experts: David Lion, Jean-Pierre Mahé
  • Domaines: