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11 Nov 2020

500 Million Dirhams from "Federal Electricity" to Replace the Old Water Networks

​Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, Director General of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, revealed to “Al Bayan” that the Authority is working to replace the old water networks made of asbestos with new networks of ductile iron and high-density polyethylene.  He clarified that the aim of that project is to replace the Authority’s old water networks and reduce technical losses in the network which is considered high due to leaks from asbestos lines. It is also one of the objectives of the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036. He indicated that the programs to replace the old water networks is one of the continuous programs in the Federal Electricity and Water Authority since 2008. Half a billion dirhams have been allocated for the implementation of the project in full until 2027.
He pointed out that a thorough study of all distribution networks of the Authority has been carried out, to find out the most affected networks or the impact on the technical loss. Based on the results of this study, areas and implementation priorities have been identified, as part of the plan to reduce technical losses in water and reach global rates in it, which are not more than 10%. He indicated that the replacement is currently taking place in the networks of Shaam, Al Jir, Ghalila, Khawr Khuwair, Al Nakhil, Al Oribi, Al Ghail, Al Dhait and Al Kharan in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. And Al Naimiya, Al Rashidiya, and industrial areas in the Emirate of Ajman. And the downtown areas of Hamad bin Abdullah Street and the surrounding areas in the Emirate of Fujairah. And Dibba Al Hisn in the Emirate of Sharjah, in addition to Al Salamah and Umm Al Quwain Creek in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain.

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