Qatar’s major water project ‘The Water Security Mega Reservoirs’ aimed at increasing the water storage capacity of the country is expected to be partially commissioned by the end of this year, a top official said.
“One of the five mega reservoirs and pumping stations located at Al Thumama is expected to start pumping water by the end of this year,” said Ahmed Naser Al Nasr, head of technical affairs department at Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa).
“The project will be commissioned partially this year because, first, the pipelines will be laid to supply water then gradually one by one the reservoirs will be commissioned,” he said.
“Al Thumama water reservoir is expected to be partially commissioned by the end of this year and it will be commissioned fully by the end of next year,” Al Nasr explained.
“We have conducted a survey on the groundwater all over the country. Surface water wells in many areas have potable water and some require minor treatment to make the water consumable,” he added.