The National Water Company has announced plans to carry out a number of infrastructure projects valued at SR 4 billion in Riyadh to expand water and sewage services in the province.
“The new projects are aimed at improving water and sewage services,” a NWC statement said, adding that the projects would be implemented following international standards.
“We are now preparing a strategic plan for Riyadh, especially to distribute new quantities of water coming from the Eastern Province city of Ras Al-Khair,” the company said.
The desalination plant in Ras Al-Khair will pump 800,000 cubic meters of water daily to Riyadh, NWC said, adding that the new pipeline projects would cost SR 3 billion.
The new projects include installation of pipes with a total length of 580 km and setting up of water tanks with a capacity of 1.5 million cubic meters, including three strategic tanks.
The three tanks with a capacity of 300,000 and 600,000 cubic meters, will be set up in the north, west and south of Riyadh.
“We are also carrying out a number of projects to construct main water pipelines, establish sewage networks and give home connections at a total cost of SR 1 billion.” NWC has given more than 400,000 home connections.
The demand for home connections is increasing at the rate of 18,000 annually, it added.