HE Eng Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen Alfadley, Minster of Environment, Water and Agriculture and Chairman of the National Water Company, inspected today the project for producing and transferring water from Rabigh dam to the city of Jeddah via the Rabigh purification plant (Phase II) which has been completed at some SAR447 million.
The Minister checked the project's facilities including the purification plant, the dam, the reservoirs, the connection points in Al-Rehaili in Jeddah, the distribution station in Bathol and the secondary pipelines of Thol, Al-Qadhimah and Sa'bar.
Alfadley said that the project is part of the efforts to support and enhance water sources and supply operations throughout the Kingdom. The efforts include projects for boosting water sources to supply consumers in accordance with the best operation practices and in line with the planned developmental programs. The project, an important pillar for enhancing services, will serve more than 500,000 customers in Jeddah, Rabigh and their districts, in line with the aspirations of the government's Vision 2030.
Eng Saleh bin Muhammad Al-Ghamedi, the COO of NWC, said that the project aims to increase the daily water supplies to Makkah region by 100,000m3, which will provide a secure source of water to the centers and villages located along the transferring pipeline starting from Rabigh purification plant all the way down to Al-Rehaili reservoirs in north Jeddah. Such places will include Thol, the National Guard residences, security stations in north Jeddah and Abhur Northern districts. The water being supplied is coming from the 220m3-million dam reservoir with a current amount of 62m3 million.
The project offers a purification capacity of 100,000m3/day and is composed of a 1.7km transferring pipeline from the dam to the plant which has two 50,000m3 tanks for purified water. The plant is managed by SCADA and is fitted with emergency fire alarm and hydrant systems. There is also the 160km-pipeline transferring water from the plant to Al-Rehaili reservoirs north Jeddah.