In the continuing efforts to ensure adequate supply of drinking water for the inhabitants of the Ras Al Khaimah, the Federal Water and Electricity Authority (Fewa) has completed the construction of two large water reservoirs in the emirate.
The huge water tanks, each with 5 million gallon capacity was built in concrete at a total coast of Dh21 millon.
In emergency situations, the reservoirs will serve the water requirements of the emirate for two complete days, said Director General of Fewa Mohammed Mohammed Saleh.
Two other larger reservoirs, with a capacity of 10 million gallons each are under construction in other locations in the emirate, added Saleh.
Earlier last month a new desalination plant with a daily capacity of 15 million gallons was announced in RAK. The new water desalination station will be operational within two years and will meet the increasing demand of the emirate known for its massive industrial projects.
The announcement came closely on the heels of a of water shortage that hit some areas of the emirate following a breakdown in the major water desalination station in Al Nakheel area.