Saudi Arabia’s Per Capita Water Consumption 91 Percent Higher Than International Average

31 Aug 2012 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

Per capita water consumption in Saudi Arabia is 91 percent higher than the international average, according to a new report by the country’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC). The report attributed the high consumption rates to a combination of factors. One of these is water wasting, which has now reached a level 16 liters per consumer per day. Leaks in the drinking water pipeline networks are also to blame. “Around 33 percent to 40 percent of water production leaks in the pipelines,” the report said. The SWCC warned that the kingdom’s drinking water subsidies “drive consumers to act irrationally when using water...

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