Haya Water Company has taken over the wastewater assets in the Wilayat of Sohar.
The continuous urbanisation and rapid growth in population in all governorates and the firm’s vital role in protecting groundwater from pollution and preserving the environment have led to this step.
This is also as per the Council of Ministers’ decision which states that Haya Water shall manage, operate and maintain all wastewater facilities in the governorates except Dhofar and also to supervise the implementation of all wastewater projects.
CEO of Haya Water Eng. Hussain Bin Hassan AbdulHussain said Haya Water, after receiving the management of the wastewater assets in Sohar from Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR), started to develop plans and proposals for the development of wastewater assets and increase the capacity of the STP.
The current STP can accommodate 10,000 cubic meters per day. Moreover, there is a wastewater network with total length of 150km and 20 lifting and pumping stations.
There is a Treated Effluent (TE) network which is used for irrigation and afforestation.
The wastewater service is currently provided to more than 2,000 residential, commercial and governmental properties in Sohar.
Hussain elaborated on the wastewater future plans in Sohar. He said the company is currently working to increase the capacity of the STP to 15,000 cubic meters/day in order to provide wastewater services for more residential and commercial units and existing government facilities and expand the wastewater network to cover new areas in Sohar and cope with the demographic changes witnessed by the wilayat.
Haya Water, since the reception of wastewater projects in the regional governorates from MRMWR, has developed successful plans to increase the capacity of the STP, make improvements to existing stations and activate some of the stations that were shutdown.
The company has also repaired many issues related to wastewater networks or TE networks. Moreover, more public and private units and facilities have been connected to the network.
The number of houses connected to the wastewater network has increased from 15,000 in 2015 to 24,945 at the end of June 2017.