New reservoir to increase storage capacity

A new reservoir with a storage capacity of 120 million gallons of desalinated water, which will increase Dubai’s total water reserves to 790 million gallons is being planned, according to officials.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 15 May 2014, 9:06 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:44 PM

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), visited the site for the upcoming Dh246-million reservoir in Al Lusaily, and stressed the importance of the work being completed on schedule.

During the visit, Al Tayer was briefed about the project, to ensure conformity with the planning stages and to identify the difficulties and challenges faced by the working group to ensure its timely completion. “At a storage capacity of 120 million gallons of desalinated water, the project aims to strengthen the water network and raise water flow volumes to meet the rapid growth in various areas of Dubai and increase capacity. With the first reservoir expected to be completed in July, at a capacity of 60 million gallons, and the second in September at the same capacity, the construction of the planned reinforced concrete reservoirs will be connected through pipelines and the current tank system,” said Al Tayer.

“The completion of these reservoirs will increase the total storage capacity of Dewa to 790 million gallons compared to the current capacity of 670 million gallons daily, which will enhance the strategic storage capacity for the Emirate of Dubai” added Al Tayer.

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