DEWA sees 30% rise in water connections
Dubai utility records just under 7,000 new connections in 2014.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recorded a 30% increase in water connections in Dubai during 2014 compared to 2013.
The rise in demand for water was led by new developments and growth across all sectors of the economy, including construction, industrial and service projects.
DEWA recorded 6,950 new connections in 2014, which increased total connections to 30,300 compared with 23,350 in 2013.
“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,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“DEWA always keeps a surplus that is used as a reserve thanks to 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.
Dubai’s current installed capacity is 470 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day (2.13 million m3/d) with peak demand of 316 million imperial gallons per day.