New treatment plant hopes to end the deluge of sewage being pumped into the sea every day.

For years Gaza’s sewage system has been close to collapse.

Beaches along the Strip’s 40km of coast are heavily polluted by waste being pumped directly into the sea – 14,000 cubic metres of it per day.

The people who depend on the Mediterranean for their livelihoods are the ones who suffer the most.

Now, work on a new mutli-million dollar treatment plant is underway. Residents are hopeful this will mean the days of dumping waste into the sea are set to become a thing of the past.

Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza.

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