87.73% of the project to extend water transmission lines, at a cost of 256 million dirhams, has been implemented

Dewa records the lowest percentage of "wastage" in water networks in the world

  • Dewa expects to complete the project in April 2021. From the source

  • Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: “(The Authority) applies the best international practices in all its projects, to raise production and operational efficiency.”


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced the completion of the implementation of 87.73% of a project to extend main water transmission lines with total lengths of about 36 km in several areas in Dubai, at a cost of approximately 256 million dirhams, pointing to the reduction of the percentage of losses in the transmission and distribution networks of water from 42% in 1988 to 5.36% now, which is one of the lowest rates recorded in the world.

And it stated, in a statement yesterday, that the project sites include the extension of "Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed" and "Emirates" streets, and from the water pumping station in "Husayyan Complex" to "Dubai Investment Park" and Al Maktoum International Airport.

And from Al-Nakhli Reservoir to Al Aweer roundabout along the Dubai-Hatta Road and the Muhaisnah area

From "Wells Margham" to "Dubai Al-Ain Road", the project is expected to be completed in April 2021. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said that the authority adopts the latest technologies in the field of production, transmission, distribution and control of electricity and water networks. It applies international best practices in all its projects to raise production and operational efficiency.

He added, "We have made tangible achievements in developing the water network, to enhance its efficiency and reliability, and to raise the quantities of water flow to meet the needs of comprehensive development, and to meet the growing demand, in addition to increasing the reserve stock of water," noting that these efforts have contributed to reducing the percentage of waste in transport networks. And the distribution of water from 42% in 1988 to 5.36% now, which is one of the lowest rates recorded in the world, as this percentage reaches 15% in North America.

In turn, the Executive Vice President of the Water Sector and Civil Engineering at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Engineer Abdullah Obaidullah, indicated that the project includes two parts: the first with total lengths of 11,811 kilometers, and the second with total lengths of 24.03 kilometers, while the project includes the supply, installation, inspection and operation of water transmission pipelines. Tempered glass (GRE) in various diameters, as well as pre-fabricated toughened glass chambers.

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