Seeb water reuse project reaches milestone
Muscat, June 26, 2011
Oman’s Haya Water has reached the milestone of installing 1,000 km of pipes in the Seeb area of Muscat as part of its state-of-the-art water reuse project.
The project, that will ultimately connect over 30,000 homes, offices and commercial premises in Seeb to a modern, efficient and odour free water reuse network, is part of the wider system that Haya Water is building for the whole of Muscat Governorate.
It is one of the largest civil engineering projects ever undertaken in the Sultanate and is dedicated to ensuring a “greener and cleaner Muscat” for everyone living and working in Muscat Governorate. When completed over 80 per cent of Muscat residents will be connected directly to the new modern system, a statement said.
In Seeb a new modern water treatment plant is under construction with capacity of 80,000 cu m of treated effluent per day – and of a size to allow it to cope with the rapid expansion in both commercial and residential developments in the area.
Overall the Seeb development is now more than 63 per cent completed with pipeline infrastructure work well developed across every part of the wilayat, it said.
Haya Water CEO Omar Al Wahaibi said: “We are very proud to have reached this significant milestone in the development, which is one of the biggest and most important schemes in the overall Muscat water reuse project.
“When complete it will bring major benefits to individuals and families by removing the need for old septic tanks, the yellow tankers to remove waste water and helping to promote a much healthier and smell free environment for the population.
“Treated effluent can be used for irrigation and watering of public amenities like parks and other public areas and by reusing waste water produced in the Muscat Governorate we will reduce the pressure that is placed on scarce underground water reserves or the need to use treated desalinated water,” he said.
The overall Muscat water reuse project comprises six major developments that include Seeb, Bausher, Muscat, Muttrah, Amerat and Quriyat.
Each one of these projects will have at its heart a new modern water treatment plant that have been designed to the highest and most advanced international standards. Every plant will use the membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology, one of the best technologies in the world to ensure that the highest quality treated water free of pollutants. –TradeArabia News Service