The conservation of water consumption by the drip system.
Al-Watania uses the drip system technique for rationing water needs for garden activity, where the system depends on providing the water needs around the plants root and not using surface irrigation. This system saves 90% of the water which has been used for surface sprinkling in open fields since in the case of normal central irrigation, an area for 1000 hectares needs 120 gallons a minute, while the drip system consumes only 1/10 of that quantity. The water consumption of one hectare of tomatoes equals 10 hectares of clover.
We could only imagine the size of the garden production in Al-Watania and the importance of following these irrigation ways for this kind of production to conserve water and to take care of this national treasure. For instance, Al-Jouf project for Al-Watania plants:
750,000 fruit trees on an area of 1500 hectares.
450,000 olive trees on an area of 900 hectares.
Al-Qassim project also plant:
100,000 salty trees on an area of 200 hectares.
70,000 palm trees on an area of 700 hectares.
Al-Watania also grows 36 hectares of vegetables inside green houses with the use of the drip system. In addition to efficiency in using the water, this system decreases fungal diseases for the products.
The development of water conservation programs and the technologies that come with them by Al-Watania aim at enlarging the production operation of the projects and preserving the production life of the wells.