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Dubai Can Now Produce Nearly 0.5 Billion Gallons of Desalinated Water a Day

Water network losses were recorded at 4.5% last year compared to around 15% in North America

Jun 08, 2023 / 2 Min
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Dubai's daily production capacity of desalinated water has reached almost half a billion gallons, reported The National News UAE. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) extended the water transmission pipeline network by 64km last year, which is said to have cost around Dh358 million, state news agency Wam said.


The authority's total production capacity of desalinated water has now reached 490 million imperial gallons per day, which is part of its long-term goal of serving more than 1.5 million residents.


Emirate's network losses are one of the lowest in the world, recorded at 4.5 per cent last year compared to around 15 per cent in North America. “DEWA has surpassed prominent utilities worldwide and has achieved one of the lowest percentages of water network losses worldwide,” said Saeed Al Tayer, the authority's managing director and chief executive.


The new pipeline extensions have remote monitoring to control key water networks around the clock, via vales operated from a control center, to reduce interruptions. The extensions also included the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of glass-reinforced epoxy water pipes of different diameters.


Net profit attributable to the shareholders of the company for the three-month period to the end of March surged to about Dh743.8 million ($202.5 million), the authority said in a filing to the Dubai Financial Market where its shares are traded.


Source: The National News UAE