The Potable water system consists of networks, production and import facilities. It supplies the potable water for the industries in Jubail 1 & 2 for the process water need. This is a vital utility for the continuous operation of all primary & secondary industries. The same water is being used for drinking in the community areas after Re-mineralization and Disinfection with Chlorine Dioxide. The potable water network have main transmission lines and several distribution lines with manned and unmanned pumping stations. It consists bulk & local storage tanks with the total capacity more than 2.5 million m3.
Production and Import
At present Marafiq’s total availability is 475,000 m3/day including 375,000 m3/day imports from Al Fatah & Jubail Water and Power Company (JWAP). This includes Marafiq’s newly constructed Sea Water Reverse Osmosis plant (SWRO#4) of 100,000 m3/day, which is constructed in year 2015 and based on the pretreatment process of Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) and Ultra Filtration (UF) technologies. The potable water quality is maintained as per the RC regulation.
Potable water Network consists of the transmission lines and the distribution lines along with bulk storage tanks, local tanks, pump stations and Water Meters in various locations in the Jubail Industrial City (JIC). The current capacity of storage tank is approximately 2.1 million cubic meter.
The transmission and distribution mains are about 1,410 km equipped with approximately 27,000 water meters.
There are total 79 Potable storage tanks and are classified into two categories Bulk storage tanks and local storage tanks.
Bulk Storage Tanks
There are total 26-bulk storage tanks located in EPS and NWPS. The total storage capacity available from all these tanks is 2,100,284 m3.
Local Storage Tanks
There are 53 local storage tanks in various locations of community, Primary industry, Secondary industry, Support industry and Residential camps to fulfill the potable water demand with approximate capacity 3,174,671 m3.
The potable network system consists 31 pumping stations (five manned & 26 unmanned)
There are about total 27,000 water meters for billing the consumption in community and industries.