NWC sees $160m savings from water leak repairs
Amount saved in Riyadh exceeds 52 million cubic metres per day
Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company has reported that it has recorded a financial surplus of US $160 million, as a result of eliminating leaks in its networks since the beginning of 2012. The company says that total water savings of over 97 million cubic metres per day have been seen across Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah and Taif.
Savings of over 52 million cubic metres per day were seen in Riyadh, 13 million in Jeddah, 27 million in Makkah and 4 milion in Taif. NWC says that these savings have been the result of modern techniques and equipment to detect unclear leaks, as well as the first use in the region of helium gas to monitor network leakages.
NWC is stepping up its intensive leak detection programme, as part of efforts to preserve available water resources and improve the overall performance in the Kingdom’s water and wastewater sectors.