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Dubai Municipality signs deal to develop water saving tap

Dubai Municipality has signed an agreement to market and produce a new water tap that will save significant quantities for religious and commercial facilities

Dubai Tap agreement signing.
Dubai Tap agreement signing.

Dubai Municipality has signed an agreement to market and produce a new water tap that will save significant quantities for religious and commercial facilities.

Dubai Tap will be used to save ablution water in Dubai mosques in the first phase of the project. The product is expected to save 80% of the ablution water from being wasted.

Al Shamsi General Trading Corporation will produce and market Dubai Tap in cooperation with the Applied Sustainability and Renewable Energy Department of Dubai Municipality.

Both parties will finalise a specialised agreement within three months that will include all the operational and technical details, conditions, and obligations, as well as other details for the implementation of the programmes and activities of the agreement.

A joint working group has also been formed for overseeing the implementation of this agreement.

The deal was signed in by Eng. Ahmed Saeed Al Badwawi, director of Applied Sustainability and Renewable Energy Department of Dubai Municipality and Ali Majid Al Shamsi, assistant director of Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi General Trading Corporation, in the presence of Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

Lootah said: “It is an embodiment of the objectives of the Applied Sustainability and Renewable Energy Department in Dubai Municipality to start the first innovation in water saving.

“This tap will achieve the greatest possible savings in water for ablution and will be used in all existing and new mosques in Dubai as a first phase.”

Lootah added that approximately 35,100 liters of water is consumed by a person during ablution every year and that Dubai Tap will decrease this consumption by more than half.

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