Despite that sewage water undergoes a tertiary treatment process in Jubail Industrial City, regulations in the city prevent its discharge to the Arabian Gulf water to preserve the marine life even though Tertiary treated sewage water is usually safe when discharged to see water.
This came during the speech of engineer Ahmed N. Hassan, General Manager of Technical Affairs at the RC, to the visiting delegation from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture during their visit to be acquainted with RC efforts in environmental protection and control.
Engineer Ahmed explained to the delegation that all RC proposed projects are subject to the study of the environmental impacts regarding their compatibility to the environmental criteria set by the environment protection specialists.
The delegation was briefed on the procedures and strict measures taken against the plants violating the environmental criteria which could lead to closure and fine, as well as the Royal Commission strive to introduce the environmental aspect in all of the projects and plans in the cities under its supervision.
Dr. Rafat Nassar, head of the delegation, and advisor of at Environment Deputy at the Ministry met Dr. Mosleh H. Al-Otaibi, the CEO of the Royal Commission in Jubail, on Tuesday, in his office, where they discussed issues of common interest related to the environmental side.