The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has updated the conditions and controls for licensing activities for extracting and distributing non-potable water (manholes and cisterns) and classifying its violations.
This step comes with the aim of preserving water resources, protecting them, ensuring their sustainability, managing them, regulating their affairs, rights related to them and their uses, and providing water for development purposes.
The Ministry stated that the updated conditions and controls included 7 articles that included: general conditions and specifications for establishing fountains for extracting non-potable water (manholes) in the main cities and governorates on raw water from (wells), and establishing fountains for extracting non-potable water (manholes) in centers Villages and abandonment, constructing water fountains at treated wastewater stations, renewing licenses for non-potable water extraction (manholes), issuing and renewing licenses for non-potable water distribution tanks (tanks), and technical specifications for non-potable water distribution tanks
The updated conditions and controls also included violations of the practice of extracting and distributing non-potable water activities, in accordance with the Water Law and its implementing regulations; Including a classification of 35 violations.
The Ministry renewed its call to the owners of (manholes – tanks) that are not suitable for drinking, to take the initiative to correct their conditions, and to obtain a license to practice the activity. In order to avoid the penalties stipulated in accordance with the water system, stressing that whoever practices these activities without obtaining a license from the Ministry shall be punished with a fine of up to (200) thousand riyals.
These conditions and controls, and the procedural path for obtaining a license to practice the activity, can be viewed through the following link: (bit.ly/3JHez8r).