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Oman investments in transmission networks to improve water security

  • Oman investments in transmission networks to improve water security
  • Oman is investing in new transmission projects and overhauling existing ones to ensure water security.

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Oman’s water authorities are developing the country’s water transmission networks to ensure water security as well as investing in new potable water capacity at strategic locations around the nation. These actions would provide security in the face of supply disruptions and other contingencies, reports Zawya.

Launched by Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC), this effort is being achieved through investments in new transmission projects, the overhaul of existing ones, and the interconnection of different water zones to help boost the overall resilience of the nation’s potable water infrastructure.

Independently, Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC) is working on a transmission system capability tool that allows the firm to assess the capacity of the transmission system constantly to meet water demand growth in a given area. With the help of the tool, OWWSC can, for example, anticipate potential constraints related to transmission capacities between the Suhar, Barka and Muscat water zones. Possible problems flagged by the tool can be jointly mitigated by OWWSC, as well as Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), the sole national buyer of power and water output.

Improvements in water transmission networks are advancing across multiple water areas that together constituted the Main Interconnected System (MIS), said OPWP. With water transfers from one zone to another becoming the norm in the face of rising demand growth, interconnectivity has become indispensable.

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