Our challenge: provide water access to all
Diam is committed to providing water access to all, with the objective of supplying pottable water to more than 98% of the population by 2040. Simultaneously, we have been experiencing in the last few years a rapid and continuous growth of the water demand – 15% increase on average per year– as a result of the robust economic and demographic growth in Oman. Developing our water services to reach all the people in Oman and meet the rising needs is the challenge Diam is working on every day.
Investing for the future
In order to meet the growth challenge, Diam is significantly investing to extend the water network throughout the country, with an average of 150 million OMR spent every year for new water infrastructure. A program for transmission line development and distribution network construction is under progress, resulting in a considerable growth in customer numbers. New reservoirs are also being built to provide more storage closer to customers and consequently improve the security of supply. Finally, water plant projects are underway to expand the water production capacity and fully fulfill our customer needs.
Expanding Oman water production capacity
In 2015, a new water production plant in Gubrah, using reverse osmosis technology was built and progressively replaced the old facility.
A new Reverse Osmosis desalination plant at Barka and was made fully operational in 2015 with a capacity of 45,000m3/day.
The Sharqiyah governorate is currently served by the Sur Desalination Plant that has a capacity of 80,000 m3/day. Considering the sharp rise in water demand in the region, planning is underway to expand the plant and enable it to meet the customers' needs.