Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) announced yesterday that it will launch the Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project at the pumping stations in the Umm Salal area on December 11.
The QR14.5bn project is being implemented in five regions of the country: Umm Salal, Al Thumama, Rawdat Rashed and Umm Biraka. The implementation process started in May 2015.
The total capacity of the project is currently 960mn gallons of water, and will reach at the end of its first phase to 2,300mn gallons. This capacity will increase with the completion of all phases. There are a total of 15 tanks with a capacity of 100mn gallons per tank. The Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The mega reservoirs are being built along with integrated pumping stations including more than 650km of interconnecting water pipelines.
His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani launched the first phase of water pumping of the strategic mega reservoirs project in Al Thumama in July. This project comes within the State’s plans and efforts to increase the strategic water storage and to meet the water needs in all areas. It is considered the backbone of water security in the state, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.