King Abdullah Opens $186.6 Million USD Zamzam Purification Station

13 Sep 2010 by Local Press Report

Saudi King Abdullah opened a $186.6 million USD purification station to supply 5 million liters of Zamzam water to pilgrims in Makkah every day. The purification plant project took 30 months to complete. The plant has two main purification lines, each using a number of filters and a sterilization unit. Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Hussayen said 10 million liters would be stored in a tank, with water pumped to the Grand Mosque through four stainless steel pipes, each with a diameter of 200 millimeters. It is then automatically pumped to 42 distribution stations, where pilgrims and visitors can purchase 10-liter containers of the water...

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