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Saudi water reuse up 30% annually

Kingdom's water reuse rises as it attempts to hit mandated levels

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Saudi Arabia's wastewater reuse is growing by 30 per cent a year. (Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia's wastewater reuse is growing by 30 per cent a year. (Getty Images)

As GE’s two day ‘Used to Useful’ water reuse summit comes to a close, officials have announced that Saudi Arabia’s advanced treated water reuse capacity is growing at more than 30 per cent a year.

Expected to reach 2.2 million cubic metres per day by 2016, from the Kingdom’s current capacity of 260,000 cubic metres per day, the water is suitable for both domestic and industrial uses, with the nation having mandated an 11 per cent target for water coming from reuse sources.

“With the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia being one of the fastest-growing economies in the Middle East, wastewater and water reuse issues need to be addressed now, in order to sustain this rapid growth,” said Eng Abdullah Bin Abdul Rahman Al Hussayen, the Kingdom’s Minister of Water and Electricity.
 

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