The National Water Company (NWC) has been awarded Makkah Award for Environmental Excellence at its fourth session. It was handed by HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah Region to CEO of NWC, Loay Al Musallam, during the ceremony which was held on Tuesday, 7/1/ 1433H corresponding to 22/5/2012 at Jeddah Hilton Hotel.
The CEO of NWC, Loay Al-Musallam stated that the award reflects the national awareness for obstacles that NWC overtake professionally and appreciation of Makkah region for company's efforts in the environmental field, pointing out that the award came under the decent directives for the development and implementation of vital projects and support of HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah Region, and HE the Minister of Water and Electricity, Chairman of the National Water Company and members of the Board of Directors for implementing the projects in accordance with professional and accurate standards.
Al-Musallam added “Makkah Award for Environmental Excellence is an award with strict criteria in the evaluation and we are proud to receive it from HRH Emir of Makkah, as it confirms the size of the Company’s achievements, and to move forward to accelerate the implementation of current projects, to serve the residents of Jeddah according to the highest international standards.
Noted here, that NWC has awarded this award through its success in drying Sewage Lake in Al-Asla Valley, located southeast of Jeddah, as well as the completion of the first phase of sewage system for North-Central region in Jeddah, which was launched in 2011, including (2500) km of lines, tunnels and major and sub-networks, and implementing five wastewater treatment plants with a total capacity of (622) thousand m3 / day, to become the total energy of the treatment in Jeddah more than one million m3 a day and establishing the fourth-largest pumping plant in the world with pump capacity of one million m3 / day, and implementing house waste water connections in the districts located to the north-central region of Jeddah, and implementing house connections according to the timetables set for implementing 132 thousand house connections up to the end of 2015.
The company confirmed its plans to achieve 25 thousand wastewater connections up to the end of 2012, where more than (3000) house wastewater connections have been carried out, within the first phase totaled 60 thousand home connections till the end of 2013. The second phase of house connections will be implemented starting in the mid of 2013, including 72 thousand house wastewater connections with the total of 132 thousand at the end of 2015. While the third and final phase of the wastewater system will be started in 2015, and by installing 30 thousand house connections to districts located (south of Jeddah), to cover 90% in Jeddah.