SWCC, NWC to work jointly to help meet summer demand

SWCC, NWC to work jointly to help meet summer demand

May 18, 2016
National Water Company
National Water Company

JEDDAH — Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim, governor of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and CEO of National Water Company (NWC), said both water production and distribution sectors are ready to meet the summer demand.

SWCC and NWC have applied several joint plans and programs to increase the quality of customer services in line with the government’s expectations, he said.

Al-Ibrahim added that his two organizations had earlier formed a joint work team to define the water allocation for Makkah and devise an alternative operational plan to meet any shortages during the summer.

Such proactive plans would help meet increasing water demand during the summer from Makkah citizens, residents and visitors, he said, adding, that the integrated efforts of the two companies have helped mitigate the impact of the 45-day periodic maintenance period for desalination plants.

Maintenance of the Shuaibah (3) desalination plant was rescheduled, and any shortfall in water was met by the NWC and SWCC strategic storage projects in both Makkah and Jeddah.

Al-Ibrahim said such cooperation had a positive impact in managing the maintenance periods and led to the resumption of water pumping according to a defined schedule in all areas and suburbs in Makkah, Jeddah and Taif. He praised the great role played by both citizens and residents and their keen interest in rationalizing water consumption during this period.

“Citizens are the first and basic milestone of success in both sectors, and all water plans and programs depend on them,” he said.


May 18, 2016
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