Eng Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Mowkley, CEO of the National Water Company (NWC), said that the company achieved new accomplishments infrastructure-wise and with respect to the completion rate of water and environmental projects since the beginning of 2019 up to the end of late April.
“There have been numerous indicators in the reports on the first four months of 2019 that reflected the Company’s commitment to providing the best services to its customers and embracing transparency and governance, boosting the growth and expansion of NWC services, enabling it to keep up with the population growth and pushing forward towards achieving the objectives of the NTP and the Vision 2030, added the CEO.
The figures clearly indicated increases in the number of treatment plants, furthering water resources, water pipeline networks, which ensure the provision of the best services to our customers and supports the sustainable development of water and environmental systems in line with governmental directions.
The four-month results included the completion of 66 projects across Saudi Arabia at a cost of more than SAR2.45 billion, extending water and wastewater services coverage to more than 709,000 new customers countrywide.
Additionally, 67 contracts for infrastructure, water and wastewater projects have been signed, costing SAR1.8 billion. The results showed that the company was able to install 1,440,000 smart meters across the regions, in addition to the execution of 28,358 water connections and 26,254 wastewater ones.
Al-Mowkley said the results also included the laying of 1,563km pipelines, comprising 1,040km for water services and the remaining 523km for wastewater.
With regards to increasing water amounts and exploring new resources, he said that the daily supply to all regions reached a stunning 9,48 million m3. Furthermore, the Company managed to increase the continuous supply to some 18 hours per day. The design capacity of NWC’s strategic reservoirs reached 17.5 million m3 in concert with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC). The company has also issued 7.16 million bills during the said period.
Al-Mowkley concluded that the company works according to a strategy and programs that target raising the standard of services provided to customers via employing performance indicators that are measured monthly to enable the company respond to challenges and achieve its objectives for the year.