The National Water Company, the main operator of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Project for Zamzam Water (KPZW), said that it is ready to meet the growing demand on the blessed Zamzam water during the Holy Month of Ramadan for the year 1440AH/2019. The early preparations and the increased capacity of the project's production lines are aimed to keep up with the expected increase in demand, especially with the large expansion projects and the extensions that characterize the Holy Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah.
The project's warehouse has been supplied with 2,000,000 packages. The project continues the daily production, delivering its services to more than 18 million persons via its center in Kudai since establishment.
The KPZW management stated that company's preparatory plans have been approved earlier with the aim of increasing the daily production capacity to meet the needs of those wishing to enjoy the blessed water. The operational, maintenance, purification, pumping and distribution capacities have all been enhanced. Additionally, security guards have been increased and service providers have been multiplied with a 40% increase. The project will be running around the clock taking into consideration the times of Iftar (the evening meal with which Muslims break their daily Ramadan fast at sunset) and Suhoor (the meal eaten before Fajr Prayer).
Our staff will guide, direct and answer the queries of those benefiting from the project's services, in line with project's mission and in application of the directions of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, to facilitate easy and civilized access to Zamzam water for the visitors of the two blessed cities. Additionally, to utilize the latest machinery and technology in all phases starting from extraction, transportation, purification, and ending with packaging in five-liter cans; all automatically run without any human intervention.
NWC said that it appointed an approved carrier in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and in Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah to enable pilgrims and visitors to obtain ready-to-ship Zamzam water cans. The company called for pilgrims and visitors not to deal with street vendors and to obtain the Zamzam cans from official sources only including the center in Kudai and the outlets at airports to ensure the safety of the blessed water.
It is worthy to mention that the Zamzam water filling plant comprises four production lines with a maximum capacity of 200,000 cans per day. The projects' warehouse accommodates a maximum of 2,200,000 packages. The project also comprises tanks that can store some 55,000m3 of water. Additionally, the Kudai and Al-Sabil tanks come with a capacity of 24,000m3. The minimum labor working on the project amount to 300 employees that are increased at peak seasons to respond to the increased demand.