Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai has achieved its lowest ever water-loss rate of 8.26%, thanks to the excellence, availability, efficiency, reliability, and great customer service provided by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), which is working to power the social and economic growth of the Emirate.
DEWA’s strategy has plans to improve its future operations that include efforts to increase the efficiency and reliability of water networks to meet Dubai’s increasing demand.
“We strive to fulfill the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to further develop Dubai’s competitive abilities and strengthen its position internationally,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, DEWA.
“DEWA makes use of the latest modern innovative methods for its production, transmission, distribution and control systems for water networks. DEWA has achieved milestones globally, surpassing major European and American companies by cutting water network losses from 9.1% in 2014 to 8.26% in 2015, compared to 15% in North America. DEWA managed to decrease water network losses from 42% in 1988 to 10.4% in 2013 as a result of it being made a priority by management. We will continue our efforts to replace Dubai’s entire water network by replacing old connections with new ones, replacing water meters, and developing new transmission and distribution networks that conform to the highest international standards. Stopping leaks in faulty systems will eliminate water loss by a large percentage and allow us to save a great deal of water,” Al Tayer added.
“We have used Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to survey the water network and identify and remotely-manage potential leaks in the system. DEWA has also adopted modern technology to scan the transmission and distribution networks to prevent cracks from causing leaks in the system.”
“DEWA is maintaining the efficiency of all its operations, with over 10,000 employees managing the needs of approximately 700,000 electricity and water customers within Dubai alone. DEWA has a current capacity of 9,656 megawatts (MW) of electricity, and desalinates 470 million gallons every day.”
“Thanks to DEWA’s efficiency strategy, we have received many awards and have achieved success locally and internationally,” concluded Al Tayer.