Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (Sewa) said it has started implementing a project to replace the old water networks in four regions of the northern emirate at a cost of more than AED30.1 million ($8.2 million). These include the areas of Al-Yarmouk, Al Ghafia, Al Sabkha and Samnan.
This comes as part of the Sewa's integrated plan to replace the old, dilapidated networks in different areas of the emirate and the diameter of the distribution lines between 100 and 300 mm.
Chairman Saeed Al Suwaidi said the authority’s strategic plan includes strengthening water transmission and distribution networks in all regions of the emirate.
"We are implementing these large projects in water extensions to keep pace with the development and urban expansion in all regions, indicating that the focus has been on replacing the old networks in four regions provided that projects to replace the old networks will be implemented in stages in various regions, and according to specialised studies," noted Al Suwaidi.
He pointed out that the authority was following the latest technical specifications in the use of pipes for the water network, as the pipes made of asbestos are replaced with new ones made of GRE material, which is a material reinforced with glass fibres.
The authority is committed to providing immediate water supply service to every housing ready to live anywhere within the limits of its coverage, he added.