From 2005 to 2010, the population in the capital city of Qatar doubled, rising from 400,000 to 800,000. In addition to this demographic boom, Doha also experienced an economic boom. To cope with this situation, the government of Qatar launched urban development projects. One of these projects called for the construction of a pumping station to treat wastewater in Doha. The station is designed to supply treated but non-potable water to industrial areas, irrigate districts in Pearl, and the new city of Lusail. The project included a network to collect wastewater, a lifting-pumping station, a treatment plant, and a network to redistribute treated water.