The Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) has said that 74 per cent work on the new water pipeline project in Muscat governorate is complete.
The authority is laying a new 1,600mm diameter distribution pipeline between the Ghubra desalination plant and Qurm tank as part of this project.
A press release stated that PAEW is laying new pipelines spread over 37.5km to supply water from the new plant in Ghubra to parts of Muscat governorate. "The project is seeing laying of new pipelines and construction of pumping stations."
The project includes laying 13.7km long pipeline (1,600mm diameter) from the Ghubra plant to a pumping station in Wadi Adai and a 1.9km long line to supply water to the Bausher tank.
The authority is constructing another 9.72km pipeline (100mm diameter) from Wadi Adai station to the Ruwi tank. "As part of the project, a 282m pipeline is also being built to supply water to the Qurm tank. This is in addition to another 6.32km long line which is being laid from Ruwi to the Al Bustan Palace Roundabout via Wadi Kabir to supply water to the Muscat tank."
PAEW has said that this vital project will see construction of a new pumping station near the Ruwi tank to boost supply in the adjoining areas.