National Water Company "NWC" informed that the Eastern Cluster "EC" succeeded in distributing more than 168 million cubic meters of water in the governorates of the Eastern Region and its cities of Dammam, Khobar, Al-Ahsa, Abqaiq, Al-Jubail, Al-Qatif, Al-Khafji, Ras Tanura, Alqariya Alolya, Al-Nuariya, Hafr Al-Batin, and Melija, from the beginning of June until the end of August 2021. This task is done to keep pace with the summer season in the region, which witnesses an increased demand for water in these months.
Engineer Hamdi Al-Sherari, Head of NWC's Eastern Cluster, confirmed that the Cluster worked, as early as the beginning of the second quarter of 2021, on approving the operational plan for the summer season. EC started to prepare the pumping system with its main and feed networks, the strategic storage for these volumes, and preparing the tanker trucks fleet for the areas that do not have water through the networks in the villages and deserts of the region.
Engr. Al-Sherari stated that more than 168 million cubic meters of water were pumped to the Eastern Region, of which more than 166 million cubic meters were pumped to the public network, while the volumes distributed through the water filling stations amounted to about 3 million cubic meters, reaching the beneficiary customers through 163,191 trips of tanker trucks.
The Head of the Eastern Cluster explained that the sewage treatment plants "STPs" received a large part of this water after its use, through the networks, pipes and stations of the environmental system for treatment in various facilities of the Eastern Region. He added that the amount of treated wastewater for the summer season was more than 109 million cubic meters in all governorates and cities of the Eastern Region.
Al-Sherari disclosed that the engineering and technical teams implemented the distribution plans and monitored networks and complaints as planned. this contributed to the success of the annual distribution plan, which in turn will be subject to periodic review to develop implementation, pumping, and management performance, based on water strategies and aspirations of the National Water Company, in order to serve its customers, in line with the methodology of the Saudi Arabian Vision 2030.