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DEWA’s Dhs175m water reservoir in Dubai nears completion

DEWA’s Dhs175m water reservoir in Dubai nears completion

The reservoir will have a capacity of 60 million imperial gallons, with construction expected to be completed in the first half of 2021

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Officials from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said that the new water reservoir being built in Lusaily is now 72 per cent complete.

The reservoir has a capacity of 60 million imperial gallons (MIG) and is being built at a cost of Dhs175.4m.

Construction of the reservoir is expected to be completed in the first half of 2021.

“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 Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

“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.

DEWA aims to increase the water storage capacity in Dubai to 1002 MIG by 2021, compared to the current capacity of 815 MIG.

It is also to activate its smart water meters across Dubai by the end of the year. These smart meters will improve operational efficiency, reduce water losses, and help customers monitor their consumption accurately and instantaneously.

Losses in DEWA’s water transmission and distribution networks have decreased from 42 per cent in 1988 to 6.6 per cent, reported Dubai Media Office.

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