Saudi to start water rationalisation awareness
Saudi Arabia’s ministry of water and electricity will next week start a national awareness campaign aimed at rationalisation of water consumption
Saudi Arabia’s ministry of water and electricity will next week start a national awareness campaign aimed at rationalisation of water consumption.
The campaign will also educate users on the features of the new water and sewage tariffs.
The three-week campaign, titled “You Limit” will inform the public about the best models and practices available in the world with regard to rationalisation of water consumption, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting the ministry sources.
During the campaign period, efforts will be made to acquaint the public with the current and future states of water sources in the Kingdom, the significance of its prudent use and preservation through practical steps, and encourage the public to install tools for rational use and prevent wastage of water within all households.
Saudi Arabia believes that rationalization of water consumption is a strategic option for both the nation and citizens and that it is a social and national responsibility of each and every consumer.
The ministry sources disclosed that the new water tariffs are aimed at encouraging people to preserve this non-renewable national resource for the future generation too.
The new water tariffs represent only 35% of the actual cost of production of water. The new tariffs also aim to encourage consumers to install water rationalisation tools so as to save more than 40% of water and thus bringing down the water bills.