DEWA records increase in water connections in 2014
The government entity reported a 30% increase in water connections in Dubai, recording 6,950 connections in 2014, compared with 23,350 reported in 2013.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recorded a 30% increase in water connections in Dubai over 2014.
Spurred by numerous project launches and growth across the national economy, DEWA recorded 6,950 fresh connections last year, bringing the total to 30,300.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA said: “Our strategy is to enhance the efficiency and reliability of the water network to meet growing demand, increase water flow to fulfil increasing demand for water in all parts of Dubai and raise the volume of the Emirate’s water reserves."
DEWA’s growth plans, which will see an increase in efficiency and operational capacity, are also directing its efforts to support the Emirate’s sustainable development. This will be accomplished through improvements to water transmission, distribution networks and the increase of water flow.
“DEWA always keeps a surplus that is used as a reserve thanks our using the best and latest technologies to produce water according to the highest international standards. We ensure the optimal use of resources to achieve sustainability,” said Al Tayer.
He added: “DEWA’s current installed capacity is 470 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day. Peak demand is 316 million imperial gallons per day."