Property owners to register with Ajman Sewerage Company
Property owners in Ajman are being urged to fully cooperate and register their properties with the newly formed Ajman Sewerage Company Limited who will build and operate the modern sewerage system in the Emirate. The private company is implementing a 515 million Emirati dirhams ($140.2 million) sewerage treatment system for the Emirate of Ajman.
A team of 40 people operating on behalf of the company are now undertaking the biggest census exercise ever conducted in the Emirate to identify and register the owners of the estimated 40,000-plus properties in Ajman.
Under the regulations of a recently enacted Sewer Law, every property owner must register their property with the Ajman Sewerage company and later pay a compulsory connection fee. The registration team are now leaving registration forms for both residential and commercial properties in buildings across Ajman and returning two days later to collect completed forms and, if required, to help owners and tenants to complete the forms.
Once completed the registration exercise will ensure that the correct infrastructure is connected to every property in the Emirate so everyone in Ajman will be able to benefit from the Dh515 million project.
The registration exercise aims to discover who is the owner of every property and details about individual properties. Every owner is required by the regulations of the Sewer Law to complete a detailed form that will include the exact location of the property, number of floors and bedrooms and the type of use for which the property is used—be it residential or commercial.
The modernization program involves building a sewerage treatment plant in Ajman, more than 15 individual pumping stations and laying over 200 kilometer of pipelines to connect the properties to the system. It will take an estimated four years to complete the project and the main treatment plant is expected to open in 2005.
The Ajman Sewerage (Private) Company Ltd. is a joint concession company comprising the Government of Ajman and two international wastewater services and infrastructure systems providers—Thames Water and Black & Veatch. The concession company will build, operate and manage the project for 25 years.
Thames Water is the third largest water company in the world and delivers services to over 44 million people in many countries across the globe including Egypt and Turkey in the Middle East.
Black and Veatch have been in the wastewater business for over 90 years and have delivered delivering power and water infrastructure projects in over 80 countries. The company has played a role in a number of projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) including engineering, construction and expansion of the sewage treatment plant in Sharjah in recent years. — (menareport.com)
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