The project covers the restoration of 15 treatment plants, pumping stations and 120 kilometres of pipeline. Bids are also due in mid-December for the contract to improve the flow-rate of a 60-kilometre-long stretch of canal, which transports water from the Euphrates to a central treatment plant located near Basra International Airport.

Bechtel expects to have completed the restoration of the water treatment system in Basra by September 2004 (MEED 7:11:03).