The government is currently reviewing a draft business plan and concession agreement for the system and is expected to give its final approval in April for the adoption of a commercial tariff structure for Salalah Sanitary Drainage & Services Company (SSDSC), which manages the system. SSDSC is recommended to enter a three-year initial phase of operation to demonstrate its viability and track record. The government is then to invite bids from the private sector for a partial equity stake in the company, which will have a 20-year operating concession.
The local Galfar Engineering & Contracting is building the associated sewerage network at Salalah, which will eventually serve some 134,000 people. The wastewater treatment facility, built by ABB SUSAof the US, currently has the capacity to treat 20,000 cubic metres a day of effluent.