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14 April 2024

World's biggest drinking water reservoir

Breiman area in Jeddah. US embassy has also issued a checklist for citizens to follow 'good personal security practices'. [Image via Shutterstock]

By Wam

Saudi Arabia has set a Guinness World Record for a Strategic Water Storage project in Breiman area in Jeddah, which is being developed by the National Water Company (NCW), as the world's largest drinking water reservoir.

The Saudi Press Agency quoted the NWC as saying that "this achievement includes the implementation 11 cylindrical tanks with a capacity of 188,000 cubic metres for each tank in the first phase.

“This will bring the full capacity of the first phase to two million cubic metres at a cost of SR740 million."

Regarding the awarding of second and third phases of the Strategic Water Storage Project in Jeddah, the company said it has awarded the two phases, adding that the second phase will be implemented in the Breiman area, and the third phase will be implemented in the Faisaliah Jeddah area.

It noted that the total future capacity would reach up to two million cubic metres at a cost of SR824 million Saudi for the second and third phases.

The strategic water storage projects in Jeddah are the first projects of their kind amid growing water demand.