Muscat – Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC) inaugurated a project that will supply water from Sohar Water Desalination Plant to the Governorate of Dhahirah on Monday.
The opening ceremony, held in the wilayat of Ibri, was presided over by H E Dr Said bin Mohammed al Saqri, Minister of Economy, in the presence of ministers, members of State Council, undersecretaries, sheikhs and dignitaries.
On the occasion, Qais bin Saud al Zakwani, CEO of OWWSC, stated that this vital project built at a cost of RO150mn, aims to ensure water security in Dhahirah. “When designing the project, the company took into account the current and future needs of the governorate, and requirements in light of the expansion of networks and growth in demand, including commercial and industrial needs.”
The project includes a water transmission line from Sohar Water Desalination Plant to Dhahirah – a total length of 230km – with 15 water tanks with storage capacity of 451,000m3 located in Sohar, Ibir and Dhank. The project consists of four pumping stations, with a maximum capacity of 144,000m3 per day, and a pipeline running parallel to the current water line from Sohar to Buraimi. This pipeline will also meet future needs of Buraimi governorate by linking the two water transmission systems at a number of stations between the governorates of North Batinah, South Batinah, Dhahirah and Buraimi.
Through this project, OWWSC aims to ensure water supply operations to the wilayats of Dhahirah, which depended mainly on groundwater to meet drinking water needs and for development activities.