Water supply disruption in Sharjah

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

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

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  • S. Saleem

    Nov 21, 2012 5:48

    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...

  • Fatih

    Nov 21, 2012 4:24

    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

  • John

    Nov 21, 2012 2:28

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

  • sayeed

    Nov 21, 2012 12:58

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

  • Bobby Cherian

    Nov 21, 2012 12:50

    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?

  • Ronald

    Nov 21, 2012 12:20

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

  • kashif jamal

    Nov 21, 2012 11:54

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

  • Venu

    Nov 21, 2012 11:39

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

  • Vinod kumar

    Nov 21, 2012 11:15

    People rely a lot on newspapers for information and news like thisregarding a basic necessity for people and shortage of which affects alot of people should be published after getting detailed informationfrom the authorities concerned. The news says water " supplied bythe 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 ! Myrequest to GN is to contact the authorities and get clear picture of theareas which will be affected and report them so that people get preparedfor the shortage.

  • KHALID

    Nov 21, 2012 11:00

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

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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

21 November 2012 19:52jump to comments