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End of foul smell for International City

Mohammed Abdulaziz Najm, Director of Sewage Treatment Department (left) Rashed Karkain, Head of Al Aweer Operation Section (SUPPLIED)

Residents and owners of properties in International City, Academic City, and Silicon Oasis and all the way up to Warqaa, depending which way the wind is blowing will welcome this news.

Dubai Municipality has said it is taking action to control odour emissions from its Al Aweer Sewage Treatment Plant in Al Warsan area.

The sewage plant in question has left some sections of the above areas with a foul smell, affecting residents and driving rents down.

That is going to now change.
 
“Dubai Municipality with its firm commitment to safe and healthy environment protection and sustainable and innovative Sewage Treatment System, has always been keen in improving its system and approach” said Mohammed Abdulaziz Najm, Director of Sewage Treatment Department at the civic body.

“The assignment of this team comes in line with Dubai’s Strategic Directions. They will contain, control and minimise the odour emission from Al Aweer Plant,” he added.

Rashed Karkain, Head of Al Aweer Operation Section added that the team could achieve odour reduction of up to 98 per cent in most parts of the plant by innovative and corrective enhancement to the facility, despite the challenges of the excess load of the plant, compared to its design capacity.

“We could reduce bad smell that creates nuisance to public, thanks to the measures we adopted to assess emissions throughout all stages of treatment.

“Newly added improvement in chemical treatment facilities ensure 98 per cent increase in toxic gas absorption,” he explained.

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