NWC pumps water to more areas in Jeddah


Saudi Gazette report

The National Water Company (NWC) announced the commencement of pumping water to several districts in Jeddah, including Al-Hamdaniyh, Kawthar, Salehiyah, Al-Asalah and Taibah.

According to Muhammad Saleh Al-Ghamdi, NWC general manager for Makkah region, this came as part of the company›s plan to improve water supply and distribution schedules in Jeddah governorate.

The NWC started water supply through its network in Al-Rayyan and Al-Rahmaniyah districts in northwest Jeddah last month, which

«We are proceeding with the execution of an operational plan to improve water supply in Jeddah and our customers have seen some of its fruits. We are committed to executing the projects in a timely manner and continuous enhancement of operational systems,» Al-Ghamdi said.

The plan covered 40 percent of Jeddah districts last year alone, thanks to the continuous support of Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is also advisor to Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, and keen follow-up by Prince Mishal Bin Majed, governor of Jeddah, he said.

«These efforts aim to develop the services of water sector, specifically, in Jeddah city and in the region as a whole,» he added.

The new expansion, with an estimated 10,000 cubic meters of water supplied daily via 5,000 domestic connections, benefits more than 35,000 people in the districts of south Obhur, Taibah and Al-Asalah, according to Al-Ghamdi.

The distribution operations have been developed to reduce intermittent supply periods, he said, adding that the distribution rates have greatly improved in districts north of Al-Faisaliyah including Al-Rabwah, Al-Bawadi, Al-Shatie, Al-Nahdah, Al-Zahraa, Al-Khalediyah, Al-Naeem, Muhammadiyah, Aziziyah, Mushrefah, Al-Rehab, Bani Malek, Ruwais, Al-Hamra, Al-Andalus, Al-Rawdah, Al-Basatin and Al-Marjan.

«The enhanced water distribution system has cut down the demand for water tankers and reduced traffic jams in the governorate,» Al-Ghamdi said.