The Guinness Book of World Records has a new entry for the largest drinking water storage ever built in the world – a feat that was achieved by the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa).
According to the certificate received by Kahramaa, Guinness has confirmed that the water storage tank is the largest of its kind in the world, holding over 436,000 cubic meters of drinkable water, that’s over 115 million gallons. This humongous tank can store enough drinking water to meet the needs of the country until 2026, according to Kahramaa.
This achievement reflects the country’s great efforts in achieving water security – an important strategy which is in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030’s major goals. The project was first launched by Kahramaa in December 2018 as the Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project. 18 months after the blockade on Qatar was imposed. Back then it became abadunetly clear that Doha needed to achieve food and water security fast otherwise the country would be at the mercy of others. The project launched with the aim of adding more storage capacity for drinkable water than ever before through a safe and balanced strategic reserve.
This latest development ensures the flow of water to all sectors within the country and also meets the needs of supplying the resource in light of Qatar’s increasing population and comprehensive development.
Kahramaa plans to further expand the project in the future. This will be done by increasing the number of tanks 40, which will amass to a total of 4,000 million Gallons. That volume is in line with Qatar’s requirement for drinking water up until 2036.