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Haya Water’s ‘Muscat Water Week’ attracts thousands of visitors

Oman: Wednesday, November 30 - 2011 @ 14:42

The seven day event was held in the evenings and attracted over 10,000 visitors during the week with families in particular being targeted by a host of fun activities for youngsters who had the chance to participate in fun and educational quizzes about water to win prizes, meet a life size version of the Haya Water mascot Mudrik and visit the company’s state of the art educational mobile unit.

Entertainment with a water based theme was provided every night with games and other activities all linked to a number of key messages about how to save water and the many ways in which Haya Water is positively helping to make Muscat a better city through its world class water reuse project being implemented across Muscat Governorate.

The special water week was the latest in a series of public initiatives by Haya Water to build ever stronger links with the community as the company continues to progress with its project and connect more and more families and businesses.

Commenting on the successful event, Ibrahim al Suleimany, GM HR from Haya Water explained, “We were overwhelmed by the hugely positive response from the general public who turned out in their thousands to participate in the first Muscat Water Week. At the heart of our water reuse project is a commitment to help improve the lives of everyone in Muscat and make it a better city – which is why it is so important to the company to find regular opportunities to interact with the people of Muscat and explain our project to them in a simple, and easy to understand manner. Protecting the environment is also a vital component of the development which is why we ensured there were water conservation tips and simple ideas on saving water as part of the water week events.”

Visitors to the park had the chance to see at first hand the scale and complexity of the project now being implemented by Haya Water and the major benefits from a health, environmental and commercial perspective it will bring to families, individuals and businesses in the Muscat Governorate area.

Al Sahwa Park was selected for the event as it was one of the areas that was already benefitting from the treated effluent from the water reuse project with this being used for irrigation purposes to help keep the park green for the public to use.

It is also close to one of the largest water reuse treatment plants that is now being constructed at Seeb with over 1000km of pipeline already laid to connect homes and businesses to the new network that will replace the old, smelly and inefficient septic tank system that is currently used by most properties in Muscat.

Haya Water’s massive water reuse project is now well underway and will be the biggest infrastructure development of its kind and complexity ever seen in the Gulf region and one of the single largest construction and development projects ever undertaken in the Sultanate.

The company has been committed since the outset to ensuring that it has incorporated the most advanced and sophisticated sewage treatment technology into its project that will transform Muscat and help make it a better city for now and in the future.

This includes the installation of what is considered the largest Submerged Membrane Bio-reactor treatment plant in the world, that opened officially and put into operation on 27th February 2011 and will eventually have a capacity to handle up to 110,000 cubic metres of effluent every day when phase II of the plant is completed.

Installing Membrane Bio Reactor technology (MBR) is a vital part of ensuring that the water available to be re-used is of the highest quality and meets stringent standards set down by authorities across the Sultanate for the use of this water.

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