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New water tanker filling system launched in Oman

An electronic system for controlling the process of pumping water from the filling stations to water tankers has been launched by Public Authority Electricity and Water (PAEW) at Al Ghubra

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An electronic system for controlling the process of pumping water from the filling stations to water tankers has been launched by Public Authority Electricity and Water (PAEW) at Al Ghubra.

The move will help cut water loss by using the latest technology available globally. PAEW started distributing new smart cards to water tanker owners on Sunday, reported Times of Oman.

They have to produce a motor vehicle licence, identity card and health certificate of the tanker at the customer service centres. After recording the relevant data, PAEW will issue a smart card with the amount requested by the tanker owner loaded on it. The card can be recharged at any PAEW customer service centre.

Engineer Zahran Al Rashdi, general manager of customer service directorate at PAEW, said after the inauguration that it will be extended to other tanker filling stations in Muscat by the end of February, namely in Al Khuwair on February 8, in Bausher on February 15, in Ghala Industrial Area on February 22 and in Falaj Al Sham on February 29.

“By inserting the smart card in the control devices, the amount of water required by the tanker will be automatically controlled. The relevant data regarding the smart card, including the card number and the balance on the card will be displayed in the control devices. After confirming the data, the tanker owners can start the process of filling it with the help of pressing a button,” Rashdi said explaining how the system works.

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