Saudi citizens consume 400 liters of water daily
The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported that the per capita consumption of water reaches 400 liters per day, a high rate compared to the average global figure, which presently stands at 200 liters per day. In addition, the local per capita share of treated water is estimated at 139 cubic meters annually, a figure considered low compared with the average global share of this source.
This authority, according to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, has recently called for the implementation of a comprehensive national strategy geared toward the protection of the kingdom’s available water resources. In addition, it appealed to all sectors of the Saudi society to jointly intensify their efforts to safeguard this vital resource, stressing the importance of water consumption supervision in all economic sectors.
The volume of treated surface and underground water resources in Saudi Arabia is estimated at 2,500 cubic meters, which is equivalent to 13 percent of the overall water consumption in the kingdom. The non-treatable water supplies are estimated at 836 million cubic meters, which is equivalent to 81.5 percent of the water consumption in Saudi Arabia. –(Albawaba-MEBG)