Participants from all groups in "Conserve for Good" project that was launched by the Federal Electricity & Water Authority in 2017 in conjunction with the Year of Giving, have achieved more than 2.6 billion gallons of water since the start of the project until the end of the first quarter of the current year, with a total reduction rate of More than 40%.
The project aims to raise the efficiency of water consumption and raise awareness of the importance of rationalization of consumption and its practices, through which water rationalization devices are installed free of charge in all citizen housings in the northern Emirates, along with a group of mosques, schools and government departments.
Until the first quarter of the current year, water rationing devices have been installed for approximately 36,000 citizen housings, equivalent to about 90% of the total target of the project, and they have been installed in 238 mosques, 175 schools, and 53 buildings belonging to 15 government departments, and the progress of the project coincides with consumer education on the best practices in water consumption.
The efforts of the Federal Electricity & Water Authority in the field of rationalization are in line with the vision of rational leadership aimed at achieving sustainable development. In this regard, the Authority launched several ambitious initiatives and projects aimed at finding effective solutions to reduce waste in energy and water, in addition to the project "Conserve for Good" it also launched the project “Your House Our Care” three years ago, which aims to spread the culture of rationalization of energy and water consumption within the citizens housings, where the highest-consuming housings are determined, then auditing the energy and water consumption therein by listing all household appliances and identifying the pattern of consumption and preparing detailed audit reports that explain the reasons for this rise, and providing recommendations for the necessary improvements that shall be followed, in addition to installing various rationing devices for free based on the recommendations contained in the report.
During the first phase of the project, 100 housing units of the highest-consuming citizens’ housings in the northern Emirates have been audited, and recommendations and technical solutions to reduce consumption were contained, including changing electricity and water systems and replacing them with more efficient systems that contribute to significant savings in the long run.