NWC to pump 10m cubic meters of water during Haj
2,000 contractors to maintenance of water systems in Makkah
National Water Company (NWC) announced that it will pump more than 10mn cubic metres of water per day to Makkah and the holy sites during the coming Haj season.
NWC has completed all preparations to make available ample supplies of water as well as to ensure its quality and safety, according to a company statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The company has mobilised all its operational crews, comprising 350 engineers, technicians, supervisors and administrative staff to implement its Haj plans.
Moreover, there will be 2,000 contractors for the operation and maintenance of water systems in Makkah and the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah. NWC has completed training programmes for staff members and contractors.
According to the company statement, the Haj plan will be based mainly on ensuring water supplies from the desalination plants of Saline Water Conversion Corporation, that includes 560,000 cubic meters of water from Shoaiba plants. “NWC will implement a special program to ensure the quality of water distributed at the holy sites through mobile laboratories. These labs will carry out field tests at water reservoirs, pipelines and other facilities to ensure that they are free from contamination,” the statement said, adding that the company is making use of advanced water sterilization technology for Haj.