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54,000m3 Strategic water reservoirs completed in the Northern Boarders

The National Water Company (NWC)'s General Directorate for Water Services in the Northern Boarders region completed the construction of strategic water reservoirs in Rafhaa governorate with a total capacity of 54,000m3, costing more than SAR27 million. This comes as part of the governmental Vision on achieving water security through investigating citizens' needs and setting up the projects that can meet the growing demand.

The NWC said that the purpose of this project is to provide a stand-by water reservoir to supply the city during emergencies. Additionally, it aims at providing a parallel supply to the overhead tank in Al-Rawdah district and Al-Ta'awun district's plant, as well as a direct supply to the water network in the districts of Al-Shamal, Al-Jumaimaa and Al-Yarmouk.

The project, which is composed of three 18,000m3 strategic reservoirs, will benefit over 15,000 people directly via more than 2,853 water connections. It included a building for the pumps, another one for chlorine and a third for the technicians, in addition to the laying of 7km of pipework, said the company.