The Male’ Water and Sewerage Company Private Limited (MWSC) has successfully finished the water supply and sewerage project in Feridhoo, located in the Alifu Alifu Atoll.
The project, initiated in 2021, faced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was completed through collaboration with the Ministry of National Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure and the State Electric Company (STELCO). The Feridhoo Island Council has announced that households will be connected to the water and sewerage networks by November.
MWSC’s project included a 6.77km water supply network, two reverse osmosis (RO) plants, three storage tanks, and household connections to the primary network. A 5.5km sewerage network was developed, along with a 1.7km pumping line, three pumping stations, and one sea outfall. The project’s cost was USD 4.5 million.
The Feridhoo Island Council highlighted that water and sewerage pipes were laid on newly developed roads. They also noted that local tourism businesses have long complained about polluted water on the island, with many households using oxygen pumps to alleviate the foul smell. The new water supply network is expected to address these issues.