DEWA starts operation of Al Lusaily reservoir
The 120 MIG project adds 18% to Dubai's water storage capacity.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed construction of the Lusaily water reservoir, boosting the water storage capacity of the emirate by 18%.
Built at a cost of AED 246mn ($70mn), the reservoir has a storage capacity of 120 million gallons of desalinated water (550,000 m3).
“The construction of the Lusaily water reservoir supports DEWA’s efforts to enhance the efficiency and reliability of the water network, increase water flow to fulfil increasing demand for water in all parts of Dubai, and raise the volume of the Emirate’s water reserves and support sustainable development,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“The project includes building two reservoirs with a storage capacity of 120 million gallons of desalinated water. This will strengthen the water network and increase water storage capacity in different parts of Dubai.
“The completion of this project has increased the total storage capacity of DEWA to 790 million gallons compared to the earlier capacity of 670 million gallons. This increases daily storage to the equivalent of three days of water use by the Emirate of Dubai,” added Al Tayer.