Sunday, July 12, 2009

Muscat Wastewater

Oman is moving ahead with a plan to upgrade Muscat's wastewater treatment facilities:
"Development of one of the biggest wastewater schemes in the Middle East is now well under way in Muscat.

"Affirming its determination to implement the giant project despite the global economic downturn, Oman’s government signed contracts worth in excess of half a billion dollars over the past week...

"In addition to the construction of several modern treatment plants, the contracts also cover the laying of hundreds of kilometres of sewer lines and several pumping stations, as well as the decommissioning of ageing treatment plants...

"Importantly, the Haya Water project will make available massive volumes of treated water for landscaping, farming and irrigation. It will provide the farm sector with an alternative resource to depleting groundwater aquifers."

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Anonymous Jason said...

I've been tossing and turning at night wondering when they were going to fix the Muscat wastewater situation!

2:19 PM  

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