Electronic taps to reduce water consumption in UAE mosques by 70%

The General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments Authority (GAIAE), together with the Foundation for the Future, is carrying out the installation as part of the country’s Year of Giving initiative

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Electronic faucets are being installed in mosques across the UAE in a bid to reduce water consumption by 70%.

The General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments Authority (GAIAE), together with the Foundation for the Future, is carrying out the installation as part of the country’s Year of Giving initiative.

According to state news agency, WAM, the faucets are being supplied by the foundation and come with a 10-year guarantee.

Quoting Mohammed Mattar Al Kaabi, chairman of GAIAE, WAM noted that a study conducted in a 500-capacity mosque, where 42 electronic taps were installed, showed that a single tap could reduce water consumption by more than 70%.

Water consumption at the mosque was reportedly at 8m3 before installation, with the figure going down to 2m3 after installation.

Installation has been carried out at mosques in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, and will later on move to the northern regions, Al Kaabi said, adding that a total of 4,300 mosques will have installed the news taps before November of this year.

 

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