View Full Version : This is just plain stupid, what were they thinking .

01-19-2013, 12:10 PM

01-19-2013, 02:20 PM
Well that's a real line of you know what if I have ever seen one......

01-19-2013, 02:39 PM
That is unbelievable.

01-19-2013, 02:51 PM
2009 Sewage Issues Maybe it was stupid to build too fast for the one plant to process.

During Dubai's economic boom in 2009 the city's rapid growth meant that it was stretching its limited sewage treatment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewage_treatment) infrastructure to its limits. Consequently, human waste from Dubai's 1.3 million inhabitants was collected daily from thousands of septic tanks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septic_tanks) across the city and driven by tankers to the city's only sewage treatment plant at Al-Awir.

They have since finished building other plants to try and keep up.

Al Awir Plant The sewage plant in Al Awir is one of the main areas of waste water treatment in Dubai. It has been significantly expanded in recent years. The first phase of the plant has a designed capacity of 260,000m per day but by December 2007 it was dealing with almost 500,000m per day. The second phase of the plant added 65,000m of capacity and was commissioned in January 2008. The third phase of the plant was under study in 2007 and adds an extra 80,000m capacity.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitation_in_Dubai#cite_note-2)
Jebel Ali plant The first two phases of the Jebel Ali (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jebel_Ali) plant were completed in April 2009 and it has begun operations, easing pressure on the Al Awir plant. The second phase was completed in October 2010. The odour treatment plant was also completed. The project cost over 1,500,000,000AED, and covers an area of 670 hectares. It has the capacity to process 300,000m of waste water per day. A sewage water pumping station and pumping lines are being created as a second project at a cost 580,000,000AED. A sewage pumping station and the pumping lines linking up to the main treatment plant at Jebel Ali are being built at a cost of 191,000,000AED.


01-19-2013, 04:48 PM
So much Chitt is expensive to deal with. I ain't chittin ya. cheers jimmijim

01-19-2013, 05:13 PM
I used to work in Saudi in the 80's... There were NO systems in Jeddah that I knew of. The trucks were supposed to siphon and remove the contents of a building or compound and take it far into the desert to dump. However, the work ethic of many a truck driver often ended in the nearest highway median outside the city center. New comers ofter wondered why there were tomato plants growing between the highways.... Ask anyone who's been there if they remember the "essence of Jeddah". Lots of funny stories..