Saudi Gazette, 12 August 2021: Saudi Arabia’s Environment Water and Agriculture Ministry has announced artificial lakes cannot be created on farms.
These lakes are usually created for investment or recreational purposes.
Anyone who creates an artificial lake will be committing a violation of the water regulations.
The regulations aim to protect water resources, ensure their sustainability, rationalise their consumption and prevent future misuse.
The Ministry added they do not grant licenses to dig wells or lakes.
They went on to say they will take action against any violators.
Among other penalties, the license to use groundwater could be revoked for repeat offences.
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