History of Water in Kuwait

Kuwaitis used to depend earlier on wells and rain as a source for fresh water. The main wells were Udailiah, Shamiya, Adiliya, Hawally and Nugra, their water was salty and impure. Later on, Kuwaitis began to bring water from the Shat Al Arab and Al-Basra in their special sail ships. With the development of the country, it was necessary to use modern methods, and the stations of distillation and desalination of seawater were built.

However, the natural water resources were not neglected, and the exploration for ground water began, and the fields of Sulaibiya, Al-Shaqaya and Al-Rawdatain were discovered. Al-Rawdatain field is the oldest and best source of potable water.