Water cuts expected as glitch hits Quriyat plant
February 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Muscat: People have been urged by the Public Authority of Electricity and Water (PAEW) to ration the use of water for the next two days as the desalination plant in Quriyat has developed a technical problem.

"There will be a shortage of water in the next two days, so use it sparingly," tweeted PAEW on its official twitter account.

Last week, water supply was disrupted for two days in many areas as the PAEW was installing a new water transmission pipeline in the capital. Al Khuwair, Qurum, MQ, Wattayah, Bausher, Muscat, Muttrah and Amerat were the most affected areas.

To cope with the situation, 450 water tankers with a capacity of 650 gallons each distributed water, while 25 water tankers with 5,000 gallon capacity and 30 tankers of 10,000 gallon capacity were also pushed into service. The Royal Oman Police and the Royal Army had helped in distributing water in the Muscat governorate.

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