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13 Aug, 2013

SR2.2bn reservoir to solve Jeddah’s water woes – Arab News

The National Water Company announced on Sunday that it was building a strategic water reservoir in Jeddah at a cost of SR2.2 billion with a capacity of 6 million cubic meters to meet requirements of the city’s growing population.

The water storage facility is being built in Briman. The project’s first phase, which is designed to supply 1.5 million cubic meters, will be ready by the second quarter of next year. “Once the remaining three phases are completed, it will have a total capacity of six million cubic meters,” the NWC said.

“This strategic project will not only meet the water requirements of Jeddah, which has a population of nearly four million including expats, but also the seasonal needs, especially during Haj and Umrah,” said Badr Almotawa, a Saudi journalist and expert on water projects.

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