DEWA supplies water to 'drought endangered' farm

DEWA carries out water re-supply project under Sheikh's instruction

The project has resulted in one miillion additional gallons of water being pumped into farms. Photo: Shutterstock.
The project has resulted in one miillion additional gallons of water being pumped into farms. Photo: Shutterstock.

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A $90m project to re-supply water to Hatta’s Al Aflaj (underground tunnels) for irrigation use by farmers has been carried out by DEWA.

The project, which saw water pumped to docks at Al Shareea, Al Hail, Jeemah, Leem and Suhaila, was ordered by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on farms endangered of drought and waste following a lack of rain in the past few years and water depletion of some wells.

DEWA has extended a water transmission line in Hatta in addition to constructing pumping stations and a reservoir that has the capacity to hold five million gallons of water. Following project completion, DEWA has reported an increase of one million gallons of water being pumped into farms.

“The specialist teams at DEWA worked around the clock so as to finish this vital project, which will benefit many Emirati nationals in this area to irrigate their farms,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, in a report carried by Gulf Today.

The area of oases, which was listed as a world heritage site because of its traditional falaj irrigation system, will now being given the highest priority for preservation said Al Tayer.

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