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Water supply disruption in Sharjah

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority asking residents to stock up on water

  • By Bassma Al Jandaly and Jumana Khamis, Gulf News
  • Published: 18:36 November 20, 2012
  • Gulf News

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  • Image Credit: Nikhil Sam Philip, Gulf News reader
  • Officials from Sewa said the water will be very weak during the six-day maintenance work.

Sharjah: Some areas in Sharjah will face water supply disruption from later this month, Gulf News has learnt.

From November 28, for six days, maintenance work at Al Liya desalination plant will lower water levels in the areas it serves.

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has confirmed the disruption and asked residents to stock up on water supplies.

They confirmed there will be no stop in service and water supply will not be cut off.

In a message circulated to residents, Sewa officials urged the public to store enough water and make optimum use of water until the maintenance is over.

Officials from Sewa said the water will be very weak during the six-day maintenance work.

The areas set to be affected are those supplied by the Al Liya station which include Al Khan, Al Majaz, the Corniche, Khalid Lagoon and other areas.

A Sewa official said the maintenance work was aimed at enhancing the water supply services and after the completion of the work, water supply would be better than before.

“Sewa is making all efforts to provide the best service to residents and citizens. We apologise deeply for the inconvenience and we request cooperation with Sewa,” he said

Comments (13)

  1. Added 17:48 November 21, 2012

    please let us know that it is not clear to understand that the pressure of water will be low means, it will not be cut off fully, so there will be water but with low pressure from 28 Nov - 4 Dec, please clear the above mentioned by SEWA...

    S. Saleem, SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 16:24 November 21, 2012

    The areas supplied by Al Liya station are the whole of Sharjah as most people know it, except Hamriya Free Zone, Khor Fakkan, Kalba, Madam, Dibba Al Sharjah, Dhaid and Maliha. Fatih

    Fatih, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 14:28 November 21, 2012

    Can SEWA be specific... is it for 6 days completely no water... means no water during the 4 day off...

    John, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 12:58 November 21, 2012

    Kindly let us know timings of the disruption of water supply. Its for whole day or two hours every day . The sewa announcement is not clear to the general public.

    sayeed, sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 12:50 November 21, 2012

    Sewa must mention clearly all the areas affected by the water supply shortage due to the repair instead of saying "and other areas supplied by Al Liya plant". How the residents know from which plant they are getting water at their residence?

    Bobby Cherian, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 12:20 November 21, 2012

    The authority must have specific locations from which the water supply will be interrupted.

    Ronald, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 11:54 November 21, 2012

    The areas set to be affected are those supplied by the Al Liya station which include Al Khan, Al Majaz, the Corniche, Khalid Lagoon and other areas. I appeal the authorities to be specific enough as it is known and planned....what do we assume by term other areas ??? They can either say entire Sharjah or as mentioned areas. Terms such as other areas , etc, some more...........not expected by responsible authorities.

    kashif jamal, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 11:39 November 21, 2012

    "The areas set to be affected are those supplied by the Al Liya station which include Al Khan, Al Majaz, the Corniche, Khalid Lagoon and other areas." Even in todays news too, ambiguity remains as they had given Al Khan, Al Majaz, the Corniche, Khalid Lagoon and other areas are going to be affected. Still I am confused which are the other areas.

    Venu, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 11:15 November 21, 2012

    People rely a lot on newspapers for information and news like this regarding a basic necessity for people and shortage of which affects a lot of people should be published after getting detailed information from the authorities concerned. The news says water " supplied by the Al Liya station which include Al Khan, Al Majaz, the Corniche, Khalid Lagoon and other areas." ! Now what is the scope of "other areas" ? It can be whole of sharjah as well ! My request to GN is to contact the authorities and get clear picture of the areas which will be affected and report them so that people get prepared for the shortage.

    Vinod kumar, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 11:00 November 21, 2012

    SEWA will do thier Best and every thing will be fine. (INSHAH ALLAH)

    KHALID, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

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