NWC doubles Zamzam production

NWC doubles Zamzam production
Updated 13 July 2013

NWC doubles Zamzam production

NWC doubles Zamzam production

The National Water Company (NWC), which operates the King Abdullah Zamzam Water Project, says it is ready to double daily production to meet demand during Ramadan.
Project Director Saeed bin Misfer Alwadei told local media that the NWC had produced 46 million bottles of Zamzam water up until last month. The demand during Ramadan would be met by increasing daily production by 50 percent, to cover requirements at the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque during the period, he said.
He said production plans were in place before Ramadan. “All operational aspects including production, maintenance, filtration, pumping and distribution were stepped up to meet demand. The number of service providers increased by 120 percent, and the customer services department was activated.”
He said all the efforts and operations were in line with the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, to serve Islam and Muslims, and provide adequate and convenient supply for visitors and pilgrims.
“The production and bottling of Zamzam water is done using the latest technology, and conforming to international standards, to ensure the purity of the water,” he said.
Alwadei revealed plans to deliver Zamzam to airports in large quantities. “More than 6,000 customers visit the project daily and 50,000 bottles are sold a day.
The project has four production lines with a combined production capacity of 200,000 bottles a day. “The storage capacity is 1.8 million bottles, while tanks store 10,000 cubic meters of water,” Alwadei said.
He said the project employs 260 people. “The employee numbers go up during Haj and Umrah seasons, to meet the heavy demand from pilgrims and visitors,” he said.