Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced awarding a contract worth $1.7m (AED6.3m) for the design and construction of two water reservoirs.
According to DEWA, one water reservoir will be in Al Nakhli, and another will be in Al Lusaily. The Al Nakhli reservoir will have a storage capacity of 120 million gallons of desalinated water, while the second facility will have a capacity of 60 million gallons.
Upon completion, the two reservoirs will reportedly bring Dubai’s storage capacity to more than one billion gallons.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, said: “This project supports DEWA’s efforts to enhance the efficiency and reliability of the water network, increase water flow to fulfil increasing demand for water in all parts of Dubai, and raise the volume of the Emirate’s water reserves and support sustainable development.
He added: “The project includes the design of the reservoirs according to the latest standards of sustainability, and the supervision of the implementation of the project at the two sites.
“Work is expected to proceed according to project schedules. The construction and operation of both reservoirs are expected to be completed within 32 months. DEWA’s total storage capacity will increase to [1.01 billion] gallons [from] the current capacity of 830 million gallons.”