Public Authority for Electricity and Water is working on to implement a number of strategic water projects that contribute to the upgrading of this vital sector in various governorates of the Sultanate in line with the needs and development plans of the country.
Thursday, 09th February 2017, PAEW is implementing some projects to achieve high operational efficiency which include feeding the new water transmission line of 1600mm capacity from the Ghubrah desalination plant. The project which will strengthen the network in the Muscat governorate will start at 7:00 pm and is expected to be completed by 7:00 am on Friday, 10th February 2017.
Three major works will be carried out during the period. Those include installation of 1200mm water meter in the new main transmission line of 1600mm capacity in the governorate of Muscat, installation of 600mm valve to control the entry of water in the 800mm capacity line to Qurum reservoirs and the performance testing of 15 electronic valves installed in the new transmission line. Those 15 electronic valves will be monitored for their performance and managed from the national control and monitoring center SCADA.
PAEW has taken precautionary measures to ensure that the effect of disruption in water supply is minimised. The emergency reservoirs in Qurum, which is enough to cater the demand of supply in the area for 48 hours, emergency reservoirs in Watayyah, which is enough to cater the demand of supply in the area for 24 hours, reservoirs in Amerat and Ruwi, and the tanks in Bustan, Mumtaz, Wadi Kabir and Qantab are completely filled to reduce the effect on the residents of the Wilayats of Mutrah, Amerat and the Qurum area.
Engineer Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Arafati, senior operation manger in Muscat at PAEW said “these actions are aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the water network by managing the electronic valves from the SCADA. The installation of electronic valaves enables PAEW to control the supply from SCADA center without manually visiting the site by the maintenance team, in case of break or leak in the transmission line. 1200mm flow meter will be installed on the main transmission line and 600mm capacity valves will be installed on the transport feeder line to Qurum reservoirs”.
PAEW urges its esteemed customers to continue rationalizing the use of water and take all necessary precautions to make sure that there is enough water in the household water tanks to cover the demand during the period of the project.