(MENAFN - Arab News) The National Water Company (NWC) saved SR2 billion in five years as a result of repairing 291,000 water leakages, local media said.
The NWC said they used modern monitoring devices and technology, including the use of radar beams, audio devices and helium gas
to monitor leaks in the networks.
The volume of water savings achieved in Riyadh in 2013 reached more than 50 million cubic meters, raising the total volume since 2009 to more than 240 million cubic meters. In financial terms, the company achieved a surplus of SR1.4 billion by addressing 188,000 cases of leakage.
Meanwhile, in Jeddah, the volume of saved water in 2013 stood at 16.7 million cubic meters, bringing the total savings since 2009 to more than 49 million cubic meters. As a result, SR290 million was saved and 68,000 cases of leakage were fixed.
With the entry of Makkah and Taif to the NWC's scope of work by the end of 2011, the company saved more than 59 million cubic meters, thereby exceeding SR350 million in financial surplus. In Taif, the company saved more than SR63 million by addressing more than 5,000 leakage cases in 2012-2013.