Desalination and National Water announce the completion of the supply system to meet the increasing demand


The Saline Water Conversion Corporation and the National Water Company announced today that the production, transportation and distribution system is ready to meet the increasing demand for desalinated water during the current summer period, especially in areas that are expected to witness a high turnout of tourists and visitors coming to it.

The “desalination” increased the capacity of its production stations to supply the regions of Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Asir, Jizan and Al-Baha with their adequate needs of desalinated water, in accordance with the plans of the National Water Company operating for water purification stations of dams and ground wells and daily distribution operations through its system of networks and filling stations in each region and benefit from the development projects that It was recently implemented to enhance the strategic production, transportation, distribution and storage systems.

Desalination will pump 315,000 cubic meters of desalinated water daily to the Asir region, in parallel with the continuation of the implementation of the works of the Shuqaiq water transport system, the third phase, which will add 180,000 cubic meters of desalinated water as a first stage for the Asir region, with an increase in pumping quantities estimated at 57% upon entering the service. In addition to the completion of the construction of the new operational Abha reservoirs, which have a capacity of about 212 thousand cubic meters, or 44% of the current storage capacities, which enhances the region’s supply and meets its seasonal needs of desalinated water.

While the National Water Company announced the completion of the implementation and operation of 4 projects with a total cost exceeding 317 million riyals, including the project to increase the strategic storage in Asir region from 850,000 cubic meters to 1,150,000 cubic meters, in addition to the Wadi Tabala dam system to serve more than 520 thousand beneficiaries, including the increase in energy The productivity of the station is at a rate of 13 thousand cubic meters per day, and an operational tank with a capacity of 5 thousand cubic meters, and a water transmission line from the Tabala Dam to the distribution station in Tabala and Al-Thaniya, and the readiness of water purification plants for the Abha Dam and the Ayyash Dam and Bedouh Dam as additional sources when the demand increases in an amount of 18 thousand Cubic meters per day, bringing the daily distribution quantities to 315,000 cubic meters per day, and pumping hours amounting to an average of 18 hours per day for the neighborhoods served by the network.

In the Jizan region, “Desalination” increased the supply capacity to 225,000 cubic meters of desalinated water per day by increasing the pumping quantities of the Shuqaiq-Samtah transmission system, and establishing a new operational Fatihah reservoir with a capacity of 170,000 cubic meters, in addition to completing the associated pumping station works, and increasing the operating capacity of the system. Pumping to Jizan about 200,000 cubic meters of desalinated water per day, at a rate of 68%, upon completion of the works of the sister transmission system, the third phase, to meet the needs of the region throughout the year.

For its part, National Water clarified that the daily distribution quantities in the Jizan region during the summer season of the current year will reach 321 thousand cubic meters per day, and include the quantities received from the Saline Water Desalination Corporation, dam water purification stations and underground wells that the National Water operates in the region. The average daily hours of pumping reached 13.7 hours per day for the neighborhoods served by the networks.

Regarding the summer of the Al-Baha region, the “desalination” worked to increase its capacity for the transportation system to meet the region’s need with desalinated water, and to raise the supply capacity to 80 thousand cubic meters of desalinated water with the completion of the entry of the transportation system project (Taif – Terba – Rania – and Al-Kharma), in addition to providing storage An additional 400,000 cubic meters of desalinated water per day by increasing the current operational capacities, in addition to continuing to enhance strategic storage to reach a target of 650,000 cubic meters of desalinated water per day compared to 200,000 cubic meters of desalinated water per day last year, with an estimated increase Three times the amount of the previous strategic storage, to support (Taif and Al-Baha) and meet the needs of these areas during the summer season.

While the “National Water” confirmed that it has completed the implementation and operation of 7 projects in the Al-Baha region at a cost of approximately 40 million riyals to enhance the utilization of dams and wells water to distribute additional quantities of more than 56 thousand cubic meters per day to serve more than 225 thousand beneficiaries, including pumping stations on the Wadi Thrad dam. And operating a purification plant integrated in the Janaben Dam, rehabilitating and operating underground wells in Duchah in the Qalwah Governorate and Wadi Arda, with increasing the production capacity of the Lahyan purification plant in Al Aqiq Governorate, and installing and operating 11 pumping stations for the villages of the Governorate of Jarashi, bringing the daily distribution amount to 137 thousand cubic meters per day and increase within Next month, it will reach 161 thousand cubic meters per day, with pumping hours reaching an average of 13.5 hours per day for neighborhoods served by networks.

To keep up with the Taif summer, the National Water Authority clarified that the daily distribution quantities during the summer of this year will reach 270 thousand cubic meters per day, which will be distributed through the distribution networks that represent 85% of the coverage in the governorate with an average daily pumping hours reaching 19 hours per day for the neighborhoods served by the networks, in addition to To the 32 filling stations.

Desalination and National Water continue to raise the level of readiness and business development to ensure the security of water supply and daily distribution operations in various regions of the Kingdom in order to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s ambitious 2030 vision, thanks to the generous support that the water sector receives from the wise leadership, and follow-up. The directorship is from His Excellency the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadhli, and with the concerted efforts of qualified national cadres.

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