Saudi National Water Company announces success of its operational plans in Mecca
The National Water Company announced the success of its operational plan for the water distribution and environmental services sector in Mecca during the holy month of Ramadan and achieving the objectives by the success of its operational performance this year despite the increasing number of pilgrims and visitors to the Holy sites.
The CEO of the National Water Company, Eng. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Mouwakali said that the success of the operational plan for the water sector in Mecca during the month of Ramadan came as a result of all the efforts and the pre-season plans in coordination with the General Corporation for the desalination of Saline Water by increasing the efficiency of daily operation without additional costs where more than 20.000.000 m3 were pumped during Ramadan on Mecca and the Holy Mosque.
“These efforts came in accordance with the directives and interest of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and His Highness the Crown Prince - may Allah preserve them - and their keenness to provide the best services to the pilgrims and the visitors of the House of Allah and provide them with various services and ways to help them perform their rituals and worship easily,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency (SPA) read.
In turn, the Director General of Water in Mecca Region, Eng. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Ghamdi, said that this year, for the first time, the company launched an intelligent system (digital sensors) to monitor the pumping of water received in the private toilets compound in the Holy Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan through the control room in order to face any emergency and to ensure the continued pumping of water around the clock, noting that the amount of water pumped to the Holy Mosque and the central region throughout the month of Ramadan exceeded four million m 3, of which more than one million m3 pumped to the toilets compound at the Grand Mosque across through a network that has two main lines with an average of 40 thousand m 3 daily to serve the guests of Allah and those who attended the Holy Mosque.
He added that the operational plan for the holy month of Ramadan for this year 1439 achieved the supply of Mecca in the last ten days of the month with the amount of 740 thousand cubic meters of water per day, and the continued operation and supply of the central area of water around the clock, including neighborhoods near the holly mosque and the neighborhoods of Mesfla, Ajayad, Sulaymaniyah, Gemayzeh, Ma'abdah, Malawiya, Shesha and Aziziyah. The plan of pumping water for other neighborhoods in Makkah was carried out without delay in the scheduling of shifts and with very low stopping periods between shifts with the unprecedented record of one day suspension for the networked neighborhoods compared to five days scheduled for the previous season, and the supply of approximately 50% of the neighborhoods of Makkah, which is serviced by sufficient pumping and round the clock network for the first time this year, and an increase of 18% In the amounts of water received in Mecca this year over the holy month compared to last season.
Al-Ghamdi said that the company has equipped and packed water tanks in Makkah, which has a storage capacity of more than 1,700,000 cubic meters, and included a reservoir of one million and new reservoirs, as well as the mobilization of all other reservoirs located in the city of Mecca, which amounted to 24 operational tanks working around the clock to provide sufficient quantity and capacity. The reservoir station was operated at Aziziya with an average of 35 thousand cubic meters per day; the reservoir station in southern Makkah with an average of 40,000 cubic meters per day for emergency situations, in addition to dealing with all the communication coming through the call center throughout the holy month of Ramadan amounting to more than 5220 after dealing with them professionally and effectively.