Bahrain's second sewage plant opens
Manama, February 24, 2014
Bahrain's second sewage plant opened yesterday on a two-month trial.
Five networks have already been linked to the facility in Muharraq, said Works Minister Essam Khalaf in a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
He told the Cabinet the project will be fully operational by the end of April and will include building a wastewater treatment station with the capacity of 100,000 cu m per day.
"The new project is a quantum leap in sewage systems as it will dispense of the need to transport wastewater from Muharraq to Manama, and then to the Tubli Sewage Plant," he said.
"Thus, the current pressure on the plants and networks in use will no longer exist.
"When the Muharraq Sewage Plant becomes fully operational, all sewage flow will be diverted to it, as it has the capacity to accommodate all sewage flows of Muharraq that currently reach 70,000 cu m per day.
"Separating this quantity from the flows that reach the Tubli Sewage Plant will enhance the performance of the latter, as well as ameliorate the environment of Tubli bay."
He explained sewage treatment will be carried out through a system which is equipped with automatic traffic flows of wastewater to avoid flooding.
The system also consists of sophisticated control systems that remove gases and odours.
"The station and the tunnel have been completed," he added.
"Work is still in progress to build sewage treatment plants in East Hidd on the Dry Dock Highway and the needed sub networks in different areas." - TradeArabia News Service