BY PMA RASHEED
The Gulf Today, 13 Nov 2009
Dubai is set to launch yet another environmental preservation initiative aimed at safe and eco-friendly disposal of the sewage and garbage generated in the city.
The emirate's latest sewage treatment plant will be operational within 915 days in Nad Al Sheba-4 area, located specifically along the Emirates Road and Al Ain Road and the regions of the Nad Al Sheba-2 and 3, according to Dubai Municipality (DM).
Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of the DM, said "The Dhs406 million project, spanning over an area of about 594 hectares, will provide sewage services for a population of 347,053 people, as well as storm water drainage service for the region."
"All residential, commercial, recreational and service areas located in Nad Al Sheba-4 will be benefited from the new extension of the sewage and storm water drainage network," he added.
"The plant can also accommodate the disposal of drainage and storm water from Dubai Academic City and Dubai Silicon Oasis on the main lines of the project, in addition to receiving the future sewage and rain water of Nad Al Sheba-3 on the main lines," pointed out Lootah.
"Among the components of the project, the wastewater collection pipes come 55,154 metres long, while the rainwater pipes are 63,202 metres long and the length of the tubes for reducing the groundwater level is 11,520 metres," he explained.
According to him, there are 737 rooms for wastewater collection, 786 rooms for rainwater collection, 9,900 metres long pipes for house connections, 414 manholes for home inspections and 3,060-metre-long pipes for rainwater connections.
Lootah said that a sewage pumping station with a capacity of 900 litres per second already exists at the location, while a new sewage pumping system will be set up with the same capacity.
"This is in addition to the establishment of 3,000-metre-long pump of 700mm, the development of the existing rainwater pumping station and the establishment of a new storm water pumping station with a capacity of 9,000 litre per second," he added.