Zamzam production to rise this Ramadan

Pilgrims cool themselves with zamzam water at the Grand Mosque in Makkah in this file photo taken during Haj last year. (Arab News file photo)
Updated 02 June 2016

Zamzam production to rise this Ramadan

JEDDAH: The National Water Company (NWC), the main operator for the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Project for Zamzam Water, plans to raise production to meet a likely increase in demand because of the expansion at the two holy mosques and more visitors this Ramadan.
The company said that it had already started preparing for the increased production, including expanding maintenance, pumping and distribution operations at the Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque, a local publication reported on Tuesday.
The company said that each family would be allowed to get two cans of Zamzam water. There would be additional bottles provided in the last 15 days of Ramadan, the report stated.
Zamzam water is produced by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Zamzam Water Project, operated mainly by the National Water Company, whose plant includes four production lines with a maximum production capacity of 200,000 cans a day.
The plant has a central warehouse that can accommodate 1.8 million cans. The Kudai and Al-Sabeel reservoirs can hold 26,000 cubic meters.
The project has some 300 regular workers, with additional staff hired for peak seasons to meet the increased demand from pilgrims and citizens.


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