The National Water Company (NWC)'s General Directorate for Water Services in Qassim region completed a wastewater network project in Al-Dhahi district in the city of Buraidah, partly using the horizontal drilling method. The project has been launched and is currently serving more than 1,200 people.
The Director General of Water Services in Qassim, Eng Abdulmuhsen bin Muhammad Al-Furaihi, says that the project, costing SAR136 million, included the implementation of a pumping station with six submersible pumps, in addition to the laying of 75km of pipelines that are 200mm to 700mm in diameter.
"The project will reduce the expenses, saving more than SAR460,000 per year, thanks to the removal of the continuous overflows in 570 sites."
Al-Furaihi encouraged the residents of the district to urgently visit the customer services department in the Directorate to request the service and complete the procedures required for the domestic connections. The implementing contractor caused a major delay, he said, however, the legal procedures have been taken and the same will be under close follow up until the completion of the project.
The Director General added that such projects are in line with the objectives and initiatives for the NTP and the Vision 2030, which aims to increase wastewater services coverage in the region's cities and governorates, in addition to removing the environmental damages via the execution of a set of infrastructure projects with the aim of achieving environmental sustainability and providing the best services.