HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inspected the water reservoir project, which DEWA is currently building in Lusaily area and has a storage capacity of 60 million imperial gallons (MIG). Al Tayer was accompanied by Abdullah Obaidullah, Executive Vice President of Water and Civil; Branly Nassour, Vice President - Water Projects & Engineering, Water Maintenance and New Connections. The project, with investments totalling AED 175.4 million, is 72% complete. It is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2021.
“DEWA works in line with its strategy to consolidate Dubai’s leading position as a role model in the effectiveness and efficiency of the electricity and water infrastructure to meet current and future development requirements in Dubai. We are currently building a reinforced concrete 60-million-gallon reservoir in Lusaily alongside the existing one, which stores 120 million gallons of desalinated water,” said Al Tayer.
“We are building another 120 MIG reservoir in Nakhali to increase the water flow and raise the volume of the Emirate’s water reserve. This meets the growing demand, supports the sustainable development of Dubai, and increases the efficiency and reliability of water networks,” added Al Tayer.
Al Tayer said that DEWA aims to increase the water storage capacity in Dubai to 1002 MIG by 2021 compared to the current capacity of 815 MIG.
Al Tayer noted that DEWA adopts the latest global technologies to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure and manage all facilities and services in the Emirate through smart connected systems. DEWA is working to activate all its smart water meters across Dubai by the end of the year. Smart meters improve operational efficiency, reduce water losses, and help customers monitor their consumption accurately and instantaneously, anytime, anywhere. This promotes the responsible use and sustainability of resources. Losses in DEWA’s water transmission and distribution networks decreased from 42% in 1988 to 6.6%. This is one of the lowest worldwide.