Set air conditioning to 24C, fix water leaks, and use energy efficient light bulbs, says utility body
Dubai: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is running a campaign to tell residents to save electricity and water this summer — the time of the year when usage soars.
A graphic distributed by DEWA on social media channels gives five tips. The tips include instructions to switch to energy efficient light bulbs, fix water leaks, and to set your air conditioning to 24C.
A DEWA team has been organising lectures and field visits to government organisations and departments, private companies, malls, and union centres.
During the month of Ramadan, DEWA also organises events and workshops, in cooperation with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowment (GAIAE).
“We urge everyone to adopt a conscious and responsible lifestyle, especially during summer time,” said Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, DEWA’s chief executive.
“The campaign is part of our ongoing efforts to establish the foundations of environmental sustainability and support the sustainable development of Dubai by using electricity, water, and natural resources sensibly.”
Over the past eight years, DEWA has reduced water usage over the past eight years, saving an estimated 6.2 billion imperial gallons of water.
The utility firm has also managed to save 1.54 gigawatts (GW) of electricity, and has limited carbon dioxide emissions by over 813,000 tonnes — equivalent to the cultivation of 944,000 trees.
“The great impact of these savings is presented in support of the sustainable development process in Dubai, and the UAE in general,” added Al Tayer.
“DEWA strives to encourage all members of society to adopt rational use as part of daily life,” said Khawla Al Muhairi, DEWA’s Vice-President of Marketing and Corporate Communications.
“This is achieved by encouraging customers to reduce their electricity consumption. Through this campaign, we urge everyone to adopt a conscious and responsible lifestyle, and raise awareness about adopting environmentally friendly practices.”