Huge infrastructure project brings water from the mountain to JerusalemThe tunnel, which extends from Moshav Eshtaol to Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem ...

Huge infrastructure project brings water from the mountain to JerusalemThe tunnel, which extends from Moshav Eshtaol to Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem ...Huge infrastructure project brings water from the mountain to Jerusalem

The tunnel, which extends from Moshav Eshtaol to Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem neighborhood, is the highlight of the national water company’s new pipeline that will supply the capital with water for the coming decades. When it is complete, it will be one of the longest tunnels in the world for transporting water with pressure, and represents one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects ever.

It’s an engineering marvel fit for a country that has used technology to rise from water scarcity in its early days to abundance today.

THE NIS 2.5 billion project, which is scheduled to come to completion later in 2021, has been 15 years in the making, says Micky Elisha, project manager for the pipeline. The government tender for the Jerusalem water project was first issued in 2006, and approvals for the west side of the pipeline, a 22-km.