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Solid Waste

Public Health Department (PHD) is one of the major departments of Nablus municipality and has been separated recently from the Solid Waste Department to form an independent body with different tasks and responsibilities. The department is mainly responsible for maintaining and improving health and environmental conditions for the city and its population.

This department is directed by Dr. Nidal Mansour who manages 64 employees distributed into three sections:
• Health and Environmental Inspection and Disease Fighting Unit
• Health and Environment Awareness and Guidance Unit.
• Funeral Services Unit

In addition to the three previously mentioned sections, other tasks and duties are also bestowed on the director including medication services to the entire municipality staff deciding whether they eligible for sick leave or otherwise

City Tour

The Veterinary Services and the Slaughter House Division is located to the east part of the city. The Division renders health and veterinary services including inspection and monitoring functions on meet, fish and poultry shops by experienced and well-trained staff of whom total number is 64. The sequence of its functions is being processed according to the following steps: 

• Delivers live animals such as goats, sheep and lambs and put it in special barn to ensure its health condition. 
• The animals will be slaughtered and being examined by the slaughter house veterinarian. Small animals will be stamped in blue, while others in red for easy distinction. 
• The subsequence step represented in putting meat in the fridge for 15 for combating girms Thereafter, the meat will be distributed

Water and sanitation Departement

This department renders two vital services: water supply, and sanitation, and serves more than 160,000 inhabitants in Nablus including surrounding villages. Water supply network services were firstly laid in 1932 during the British mandate and expanded to become 345 km length. Nablus’ drinking water network is mainly fed by four resources; Dair Sharaf, Al-Fara’a, Al-Badan and Audala wells. Nablus’ sewer network was established at the beginning of the second half of the last century, and provides its services for more than 95% of the total population while the remaining 5% use either septic tanks. The division is being managed by a total number of 289 employees.