The preparation of the Qalubiya Water Master Plan involved 4 stages. In stage one, a Primary Report was developed to review the current conditions of existing facilities. Those comprised 57 major surface water treatment plants, 126 water wells, 9 major pump stations, 126 water reservoirs (elevated tanks), 3,500 km of pipeline networks involving pipes with diameters ranging from 200 mm to 1000 mm.
Stage two engaged in the preparation of a Final Report comprising social, demographic, development, and water demand studies; the review and completion of hydraulic studies for the water distribution system; the preparation of alternatives with respect to service improvements implemented every 5 years; and identification of high-priority projects to be implemented in the first five-year plan.
Identification of high-priority projects was undertaken in stage 3, whereas stage 4 involved the development of a Master Plan for the period 2007-2037 in addition to the preparation of viable alternatives and annual construction cost projections.