Kuwait is planning to build a USD 1.8 billion waste-water treatment plant to serve cities that are being built in the south of the country. There is an urgency to have it operational by January, 2015, to prevent another sewage-dumping catastrophe like that which happened in 2009 in Mishref. The new plant is to be located in Umm Al Hayman, and will eventually have the capacity to process 650,000 CUM/day of waste water from households in southern Kuwait. The government plans to buy back the processed water and monitor the quality. Tenders have already gone out, and ten transaction advisors have until December 23, 2010, to submit technical and financial proposals to complete the project.