Haya employs latest technology for water re-use system
Muscat, August 15, 2011
The world class water reuse system employed by Haya Water in Oman uses the Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) technology which ensures that the water available to be re-used is of the highest quality.
The plant is considered to be the largest submerged membrane bio-reactor treatment plant worldwide, said a statement.
The plant was opened officially and put into full operation on February 27.
The company is committed to ensuring that it has incorporated the most advanced and sophisticated sewage treatment technology into its project that will transform Muscat and help make it a better city, the statement said.
The plant receives sewage from the tanker discharge area and the newly constructed central pumping station at Al Azaiba area.
This will be delivered using a network of 280-km pipeline that will transport the treated effluent efficiently to Al Ansab for the final treatment process.
Al Ansab STP is one of the most complex and advanced systems ever undertaken in the region and will ensure that the city benefits from a modern, clean and healthy waste water system that will also benefit the local community by providing treated effluent to be used for irrigation and other purposes across the Muscat area, the company said.
The water available to be re-used is of the highest quality and meets stringent standards set down by authorities across Oman for the use of this water.
The sophisticated nature of MBR also means that it is able to take up lesser space than other treatment systems – and this was particularly important on the Al Ansab site that is surrounded by hills making space tighter for the plant, it said.
Upon completion, over 80 percent of Muscat residents will be connected directly to the new modern system. It will mean an end of a smelly septic tank and the requirement for a truck to come and take away waste water from private homes and businesses.
Water available for re-use from the project is being used extensively to ensure that parks and public areas of Muscat stay green, and an increasing numbers of real estate developers and industrial concerns are also benefitting from the Haya Water project and its treated water. – TradeArabia News Service