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KSA repairs 291,00 water leakages, saves $533mn

Water savings in Riyadh in 2013 reached more than 50mn cubic metres

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Modern monitoring devices and technology, including radar beams, were used to prevent water leakages
Modern monitoring devices and technology, including radar beams, were used to prevent water leakages

The National Water Company (NWC) has saved US $533mn in five years as a result of repairing 291,000 water leakages, local media reported.

The volume of water savings achieved in Riyadh in 2013 reached more than 50mn cubic metres, raising the total volume since 2009 to more than 240mn cubic metres.

The NWC said they used modern monitoring devices and technology, including the use of radar beams, audio devices and helium gas to monitor leaks in the networks.

In financial terms, the company achieved a surplus of US $363mn by addressing 188,000 cases of leakage.

Meanwhile, in Jeddah, the volume of saved water in 2013 stood at 16.7mn cubic metres, bringing the total savings since 2009 to more than 49mn cubic meters. As a result, US $77mn was saved and 68,000 cases of leakage were fixed.

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