Oxygen Pumps Installed to Fight Dead Fish Problem

AL AIN - Al Ain Municipality on Tuesday installed 16 more oxygen pumps in Al Mubazarah Lake to solve the problem of the dead fish that have floated to the surface of the lake due to the lack of oxygen and the hot weather.

By Lana Mahdi

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Published: Thu 6 Aug 2009, 1:42 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:18 AM

Visitors of the Green Mubazarah Tourist Area in Al Ain have complained that a stink has spread across the area as hundreds of small dead fish have floated to the surface of the lake.

Mohammed Al Niady, Deputy Director of Al Ain Municipality said on Tuesday, “The municipality on Tuesday has put an additional 16 oxygen pumps that have been distributed in four units in the lake to solve the problem,” he added.

He said that the lake contained 80 million gallons of water and the Al Ain Municipality had supplied the lake with one oxygen pump last week to solve the problem, but the single pump could not prevent the death of fish.

Al Niady said the municipality workers are cleaning the lake and removing the leaves, paper and nylon bags from the lake. He added that the civic body used the most modern devices and machines, in addition to natural substances for the cleaning procedures of the lake.

“The municipality workers have done the cleaning project of the water canal that supplies the lake with the water,” said Al Niady.

It is worth mentioning that Green Mubazarah area wasdeveloped by the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It has hot spas, green areas, space for children and chalets.


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