NWC inaugurates Jeddah water lab
First water laboratory in region opened by Saudi Minister
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Water and Electricity, HE Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hussain, has opened the National Water Company’s (NWC) new regional laboratory in Jeddah. As-Hussain, who is also the chairman of NWC, was briefed on the principle parts of the laboratory and the regions it will serve. Its new role will see the facility conduct tests on water resources and procedures to ensure the highest standards of water quality and environmental safety.
Al-Hussain said that the laboratory would be a “fundamental pillar”, with a top priority of ensuring high quality drinking water, and would be the first of a number of such facilities throughout Saudi Arabia’s regions.
The facility reportedly cost US $6.66 million and is built on an area of 3,600 square metres. There are three principle parts to the site – a drinking water laboratory, an environmental services laboratory and an administrative centre. The testing facilities will collectively conduct physical, chemical and germ tests on drinking water supplies. Tests will be conducted daily, across all stages of production.