Dubai: The International City on-site sewage treatment plant extension has been completed. Residents in the Nakheel development have been complaining of sewage floods over the last four months, which have filled car parks and residential areas.

Wastewater contractors Metito will be carrying out a study on the International City sewage system, to provide advice on how it can be managed more effectively.

Salah Ackad, General Manager for Dubai and Northern Emirates, Metito, said: "Metito has been commissioned to build the extension of the existing plant. This new plant will provide an additional treatment capacity of 5,000 cubic meters per day, which is enough to cater for a population of 20,000 inhabitants."

International City currently has a population of around 60,000, with capacity for more than 100,000.