Zamzam blessed water has been coming from a well close to the Kaba for thousands of years. On Sept. 3, 2010, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz inaugurated the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Zamzam Water Project, which aims to ensure a constant supply of pure Zamzam water, to preserve the spring of Zamzam itself, and to package and distribute Zamzam water in a modern way.
Preservation of the high purity of Zamzam water; packing and distributing it in a modern way
Provision of containers with specifications which facilitate the proper storage and transportation of Zamzam water better than the former lower-quality containers
Facilitation of the efficient transport and distribution of Zamzam water
The Zamzam Water Project is unprecedented. The installed capacity of the purification plant is 5 million liters per day.
The Zamzam water passes through two purification lines, each of which contains a set of special filters with a sterilization unit at the end of each line.
This is followed by a storage tank having a maximum capacity of 10,000 liters of treated water, from where four pumps distribute water to the Holy Mosque through 200 mm diameter pipes.
A maximum of 2 million liters of purified water per day is also diverted directly to the packing plant where it is bottled in 200 thousand containers, each with a capacity of 10 liters.
In order to facilitate the storage and distribution of the water processed by the packaging plant, the project also includes an automated central storage facility, equipped with climate control, warning, and fire extinguishing systems. Water containers in this facility are stored in 15 levels capable of accommodating 1.5 million 10-liter containers, according to distribution priority, taking into consideration both packaging dates as well as the results of special tests carried out on the water produced in the plant's laboratory.
The Unified Office of Zamzamis distributes the new bottles to pilgrims. The office has designated a big area to receive empty bottles in preparation for their disposal.