Abu Dhabi months away from completing water infrastructure projects
Abu Dhabi is just months away from completing large-scale projects, which, in case of an emergency, should ensure a 90-day supply of water for the capital and all of the Western Region.
August or September should see the opening of a Dh1.6 billion project to pump desalinated water to a fresh water underground aquifer near the Liwa oasis in the Western Region.
Testing is already being carried out at the site with seven million gallons of desalinated water being pumped underground every day. In case of an emergency, as much as 40 million gallons of water can be used from the reservoir in a single day – for up to 90 days.
Building started in 2010, but the project was delayed because there had to be modifications in the design, said Dr Mohammed Dawoud, water resources manager at the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. Read More