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Saudi Arabia to increase sewage treatment capacity

Saudi Arabia is looking to significantly boost its sewage treatment capacity over the coming months with a series of new projects

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Saudi Arabia is looking to significantly boost its sewage treatment capacity over the coming months with a series of new projects.

The Kingdom plans to increase its sewage treatment plants to 204 by 2019 with the volume of treated sewage expected to reach 80%.

A new report suggests that between 2011 and 2014, the volume of treated sewage in Saudi Arabia increased from 66% to 77%.

The Kingdom’s sewage production capacity is expected to go beyond 825 million cubic meters, according to the report.

A total of 2.9 billion cubic meters of sewage is produced in households.

Over the years, water treatment quality has substantially increased. Dissolved oxygen content reached 40 mg per litre in 2014 for dual treatment systems and 10 mg/litre for tertiary treatment, the report said, adding that its percentage dropped in 2014.

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