Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it had last year completed the work on the main water transmission pipelines across the emirate at a total cost of around AED358 million ($97.4 million).
The pipeline work, which extends 64 km long covering key areas of Dubai, is of diameters 600, 900 and 1200 mm respectively, said the statement from Dewa.
The transmission pipeline extensions have remote monitoring for control of key water networks effectively around the clock. This is through automated valves operated from the control centre to reduce interruptions and water network losses, it stated.
The extensions also included the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) water pipes in different diameters, added.
Announcing this, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO of Dewa, said it was commited to developing the water network in Dubai to enhance its efficiency and reliability, and raise the water flow.
"This aims to meet the current and future needs of customers and provide Dewa’s services to more than 1.15 million customers in Dubai according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency, as well as meet the growing demand and increasing water reserves. Dewa’s total production capacity of desalinated water has reached 490 million imperial gallons per day," he stated.
Al Tayer pointed out that Dewa was investing in an advanced, smart network as well as the latest technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to enhance its leadership and global excellence in reducing water losses.
Dewa, he stated, has surpassed prominent utilities worldwide and has achieved one of the lowest percentages of water network losses worldwide.
In 2022, water network losses recorded 4.5% compared to around 15% in North America. This underlines our position as one of the most prominent and distinguished utilities worldwide in all fields, he added.-TradeArabia News Service