STP emissions at Kuwait's Sabah Al-Ahmad Residential City are safe

Kuwait's Ministry of Public Works, EPA inspect Sabah Al-Ahmad Residential City STPs' ammonia, hydrogen sulfide emissions

STP inspection at Sabah Al-Ahmad Residential City.
STP inspection at Sabah Al-Ahmad Residential City.

Following an inspection tour by a delegation from Kuwait's Ministry of Public Works to Sabah Al-Ahmad Residential City, the country’s Environment Public Authority (EPA) announced that the emission levels of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide from sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the area were within permissible limits. 

The delegation included director of EPA's inspection and control department, Dr Meshal Al-Ibrahim, assistant undersecretary of Ministry of Public Works,  Eng Ismail Ahmad, and assistant undersecretary for maintenance engineering affairs at the ministry, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Sabah.

According to Kuwaiti state news agency, Kuna, EPA said that the joint delegation inspected the treatment plants and measured the percentage of gaseous emissions.

The delegation will continue to take samples for analysis to ensure compliance with environmental standards as outlined by Kuwait's Environmental Protection Law.

The samples may also be used for irrigation and afforestation purposes.

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