The Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC) celebrated the launch of one of its most avant-garde water projects with the capacity of supplying 1.760 million gallons of water per day to the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdhar, reports Muscat Daily.
Dr. Khalfan Said Mubarak Al-Shueili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning in Oman, with senior government officials, dignitaries and invitees, inaugurated the facility on Sunday.
The project was challenging to execute as it crosses rugged terrains such as high mountains and steep slopes.
"This project is a standalone one in the region as the plant. The water networks are built under extremely harsh circumstances on a mountain that stands above sea level at a cost of RO 41 million. It will provide 1.760 million gallons of water per day to the Wilayat as the new distribution networks have been successfully put into operation," said Ahmed bin Nasser al abri, Acting General Manager for the Plants and Transmissions Project at OWWSC.
The plant has six pumping stations and four main water reservoirs of capacity ranging from 1,800 cubic meters to 5,000 cubic meters. It also includes 23 sites for pressure equalization, and devices to ensure the stability of operational pressure of its water distribution network around the clock.
The water supply project consists of 36km of main water transmission pipelines, in addition to 248km of water supply networks, to serve all villages and communities in the wilayat. The project also includes an integrated administrative building and advanced systems for water sterilization and quality control.