Dubai – Mubasher: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Sunday announced raising water pumping capacity at one of its stations in Dubai.
The authority said it hiked the capacity of its water pumping station Al Yalayis 5 to 36 million gallons of water daily at total investments of AED 45,516 million, according to a statement.
“DEWA’s work is in line with its strategic plan, which is a vital part of the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021. DEWA is establishing a water network infrastructure in accordance with international standards of efficiency, reliability, and availability to meet the current and future requirements of the Emirate,” commented DEWA CEO and managing director Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
Raising the water pumping capacity at Al Yalayis 5 will help meet the growing demand for water across the emirate.
It is worth noting that DEWA adopts the most up-to-date efficient techniques to produce, transport, and distribute water, while also meeting international standards.
“DEWA’s current daily production capacity is 470 million gallons of desalinated water,” Al Tayer revealed.
In 2017, Dubai’s average daily water consumption was around 322 million gallons, while average consumption during the peak summer times reached 362 million gallons per day.