An ambitious plan to harness the prodigious water capacity of the Wadi Dayqah reservoir in Muscat Governorate is back on track, with the state-owned Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) set to launch an international competitive tender for this unique project.

Envisaged is an Independent Water Project (IWP) of a capacity ranging from 90,000 to 125,000 cubic metres /day (equivalent to 20 – 27.5 million imperial gallons per day MIGD) that will tap the Wadi Dayqah reservoir— the largest surface water resource in the Sultanate — to supply potable and irrigational water to parts of the capital area.