New wastewater plant for Darsait
Brand-new plant at Darsait is to modernise Oman's wastewater treatment
A new waste water treatment plant at Darsait in Oman will replace the existing 1970s facility, aiming to boost the plant’s capacity, the Oman Daily Observer has reported.
Omar bin Khalfan al Wahaibi, executive president of Haya Water, announced that work on the new plant will begin within six months, the company having already commenced phase one construction work and begun land-levelling processes.
The US$96m project is a key stage of the Muscat sewage project, and is due for completion within two years. Reports have indicated that the new design will be a comprehensive treatment plant, including two major pumps; one for water input and another for clean water output, taking into account the site’s proximity to local schools and residential areas.
The news comes shortly after a mechanical failure in one of the pumps caused a breakdown of the plant, and Al Wahaibi has asked for patience from locals while the old system is still in place.