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SEWA to invest in water conservation initiatives

The two projects were approved by the ministry of energy and will be referred to the cabinet for funding and for promoting outside the country

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Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has invested in two innovations, one to store ground water and the other to detect hidden water leakages -as part of the innovation week which will conclude today.

The two projects were approved by the ministry of energy and will be referred to the cabinet for funding and for promoting outside the country.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Dr Rashid Alleem Chairman of Sewa said the first project includes the operation of storing ground water in the area. The system is known as aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) and is only used in the limited ground layers. But Sewa has developed the system to be used in unlimited ground layers.

The second project detects hidden leakages which results in escalating bills. Isam Al Muaala, Director of Water Department in Sewa said the ground water storing system includes the digging of wells and installing the innovative system that will increase the capacity of ground water storage from 5 million gallons to 30 million gallons and then to 50 million gallons by the end of the year.

Sewa will work in developing it to reach 500 million gallons to store in the ground layers. The stored water will be used during the time of scarcity and shortage of water.

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