Background of ZAMZAM Containers from Makkah
The Saudi citizens and Saudi expats living in Jeddah, Dammam, and Riyadh and in other parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were earlier allowed to buy the Zamazam bottles of 10 liters for 5 Riyals each. Any person intending to buy Zamzam can get it from the center in Kudai area (Makkah). The Saudi citizens and the Saudi expats could easily purchase the Zamzam bottles by showing their original ID/ Iqama at the counter of the Zamzam distribution center at Makkah. It must be remembered that only 2 bottles are allowed on each ID/ Iqama.
Google Map Location: Zamzam Distribution Center
Recent Announcement by National Water Company (NWC)
RECENTLY, THE NATIONAL WATER COMPANY (NWC) WHICH IS THE MAIN AND PRIME OPERATOR OF THE KING ABDULLAH PROJECT FOR ZAMZAM WATER HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE ZAMZAM BOTTLES WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE AND SUPPLIED ONLY IN 5 LITER CONTAINERS INSTEAD OF 10 LITER CONTAINERS.
Why the Decision of Supplying 5 Liter Container is Taken?
The said decision taken by the Zamzam distribution company (NWC) was in view of the increasing demand of Zamzam water throughout the year by the Saudi citizens and the Saudi expats living inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The demand of Zamzam water was specifically high during the seasons of Ramadan and Hajj. Read more: Pilgrims and Saudi Expats May Soon Travel to Madinah on Camel Backs
The Zamzam distribution company (NWC) has claimed that the filling stations have been modified according to the above-taken decision and the distribution points have been accordingly synchronized to provide the end-users with the 5-liter Zamzam containers. Read: 400 Smart Buses Coming to Saudi Arabia’s Makkah Region in 2020
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Source: Saudi Gazette