The Bekaa Water Establishment currently provides water supply services to an estimated population of 525,066 people, and limited irrigation services in the areas of Yammouneh and Deir Al Ahmar. The population officially registered as customers of the Establishment, and receiving water supply service (Service Coverage), represents approximately 69% of the estimated total population within the service area of BWE.
The Establishments work under special regulations and are steered by the Oversight Department of the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW). The MEW is also in charge of monitoring water resources and the measurement of flows, estimation of water needs, allocation of water resources in all the regions, inspection and monitoring of surface and ground water quality, and estimation of ground water storage capacities.
Currently, BWE serves a geographic area of approximately 4,000 square kilometers that is organized, for service and management purposes, into eleven water supply “Branches