The new desalination plant at Hadera and the other plants planned will allow the levels in the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River to rise, while assisting in the keeping the Dead Sea from drying up. As it stands now many of the ancient harbors of the Galilee can be easily seen due to the low level. Due to these low levels walking on the shore affords you the opportunity to find ancient net weights and anchors.
A huge new desalination plant dedicated this week is planned to help end Israel’s constant worry for enough water for farms, factories and homes. “Water, water everywhere and more to drink” may be a new phrase for Israel as the new plant begins to pump 10 percent of Israel’s water needs.
The facility on the Mediterranean Coast at Hadera, located between Haifa and Tel Aviv, is the largest of its kind in the world and the third largest in Israel. Two more plants are on the drawing boards, with all five of them projected to provide two-thirds of the nation’s water.
The desalinated water will be cheaper than the cost of pumping from the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) to the national water carrier, according to Teddy Golan, CEO of the IDE Technologies group that built the 1.5 billion shekel ($400 million) desalination plant[…]