The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority stated that the total number of water connections in the emirate increased from 666,006 connections in 2016 to 911,509 connections by the end of May 2021, an increase of about 37 percent. The growth in water demand is attributed to the high pace of new projects in various sectors of the economy, according to a statement. Journalist.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said that DEWA is working to raise the efficiency and reliability of water networks and increase the quantities of water flow to keep pace with the increasing demand, increase the water reserve stock, and provide electricity and water services to more than one million customers in Dubai according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency. and safety.
He added that this contributes to promoting sustainable development in Dubai, and that despite the slowdown in the world as a result of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the growth process continues in Dubai and we have witnessed an increase in the number of new connections during 2020 in various residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
He pointed out that the authority maintains a production surplus to meet the reserve margin standard specified for the peak demand for water, and the production capacity of the authority of desalinated water reaches 490 million gallons per day, while the peak demand for water reached 378 million gallons of desalinated water per day.