The Zamzam water containers at fixed stations are now available for the faithful at the Prophet’s Mosque after a hiatus of over one and a half years.
The Agency for the Affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque under the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has restored the Zamzam water containers in their old positions at the mosque to serve worshipers and visitors, and that is in total compliance with the precautionary measures against coronavirus.
The Presidency stopped serving Zamzam water from containers following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic early 2020.
It hired workers to distribute the holy water in sealed, sterilized and single-use bottles in the mataf (circumambulating area around the Holy Kaaba), mas’a (running area between Safa and Marwah), as well as at various locations inside the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.
Meanwhile, the Presidency, represented by the Zamzam Watering Department, analyzes random samples of Zamzam water, to ensure it is safe and free from contamination.
Abdul Rahman Al-Zahrani, director of the department, said that the Zamzam laboratory represents an important element in maintaining the quality and safety of Zamzam water.
He said it is a special department equipped with the latest technological devices and instruments as well as a specialized technical staff that take random samples on a daily basis from cylinder-like containers and smart carts.
The department is conducting the necessary tests, and washing and sterilizing tanks, containers and taps, in order to achieve the highest quality standards.