A water reservoirs mega-project capable of storing enough water to supply all of Qatar for a full week is nearing completion, Kahramaa.
Kahramaa announced 70 percent completion of a water conservation project consisting of 5 mega-reservoirs, some of the largest in the world. Their construction aims to bolster Qatar’s emergency water supply and which at moment is enough to supply the country for 2 days.
Upon completion, the reservoirs will have a capacity of 100 million gallons of water each, enough to meet the country’s freshwater demand for up to a full week.
Recent growth in population has put a strain on the country’s emergency resources facilities, which need to be upgraded to meet current demands.
The $4.7 billion Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project began in 2015, with the first phase expected to be completed by next year.
They are being built in Um Baraka, Um Salal, Rawdat Rashid, Abu Nakhla, and Al Thumama.
According to Kahramaa, there are plans to construct 15 additional reservoirs once these five are completed, putting the country’s total emergency stock to 3,800 million gallons of water.
However, works on the new project isn’t expected to start until after 2020.