The government of Saudi Arabia has paid special attention to the water sector. This is due to the importance of this sector on the one hand, and the challenges encountered on the other hand. In light of this, the wise directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques emphasizes exerting every effort in regard to the advancement of the water and wastewater sector to cope with the Kingdom's ambitious plans set forth for development in all sectors to achieve water security and welfare of all citizens.
For that purpose, National Water Company (NWC), a Saudi joint stock company fully owned by the government (namely the Public Investment Fund), was established to provide water and wastewater services in accordance with the latest international standards by the concerted efforts of national cadres working together with certain international operators through foreign PPP. NWC focuses on providing drinking water of high quality for all customers, providing all households with water and wastewater connections, the preservation of natural water resources, the protection of the environment, making maximum use of the Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE), and the development and training of qualified Saudi employees in accordance with the latest international standards.