Muscat: Maintenance work for the desalination plant in the Wilayat of Sohar will continue for three days from March 7 to March 9 as per the schedule decided by the authorities.
The Executive Emergency Committee of the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), held a meeting at PAEW building on Sunday to identify the preparations to be taken by PAEW while Sohar Power Company will be conducting the planned annual maintenance.
The meeting was held in the presence of Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Mahrouqi, Chairman of the PAEW. During the meeting, the preparations and precautionary measures to be taken were discussed to ensure there is no shortage of water supply in the governorates fed by the station.
Since the plant is the main source of water supply in the North and South Al Batinah and Al Buraimi Governorates.
The maintenance will be conducted during this period due to reduced water demand compared to summer, reducing the likelihood of water shortages in the governorates served bythe station.
The meeting reviewed the reports of the sub-committees and plans that will be implemented to deal with any shortage of water in the governorates fed bythe station.
Alternative water sources will be used during the period of maintenance which have proved very effective in previous times, such as the use of the wells of PAEW and the use of reciprocating pumping from Barka desalination plant.
The meeting also stressed the need to ensure the quality of the water wells and to set field teams to work around the clock to ensure the availability of water and to face any emergency.