The water treatment plant has a capacity of 1million cubic metres a day ,and is being developed to provide Irrigation water to agrlcultural lands in the Sinai peninsula east of Suez.

Drain water from Mahsama will be transferred to the planned 1,000,000 cubic metres a day treatment plant through two major tunnels crossing the new Suez canal. The depth of the current tunnels are 60 metres, which have 20m-diameter shafts at the end. Each tunnel has a length of 420 metres.