Water project worth OMR41mn opened at Al Jabal Al Akhdar

Oman Sunday 12/February/2023 14:25 PM
By: Times News Service
Water project worth OMR41mn opened at Al Jabal Al Akhdar

MUSCAT: Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC) opened a water supply project for the Wilayat of Al Jabal Akhdar. The event, which was held at Al Jabal Al Akhdar, was presided over by Khalfan bin Saeed Al Shueili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, in the presence of a number of excellencies, dignitaries and invitees.

Ahmed bin Nasser Al Abri, Acting General Manager for Plants and Transmissions Project at OWWSC stated: “The total cost of the project is OMR 41 million. It will provide 1.760 million gallons of water per day to the wilayat. The new distribution networks were operated successively. The company has completed all works whether regarding the readiness of the pumping stations or relating to the completion of the main line of the pipeline supply project.”

The project is considered one of the most important projects that the company is implementing because it is involved rugged terrains such as high mountains and steep slopes.

The project consists of six pumping stations aiming to strengthen the water pumping. Also, it includes four main water reservoirs and their capacity ranging from 1,800 cubic metres to 5,000 cubic metres. In addition, it contains 23 sites for installing pressure equalization devices to ensure the stability of the operational pressure of the water distribution networks around the clock.

The project also has water transmission pipelines with a length of 36 km branching from the main from the desalination plant to Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, in addition to water supply networks with a length of 248 km to serve all villages, communities and modern plans. The project also includes an integrated administrative building and advanced systems for water sterilization and quality control.