Dubai /Â WAM
The government is installing water-saving gadgets for 63,000 citizens in the northern parts of the country after running a successful pilot programme, according to Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Chairman of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA).
â€œThe water conservation technology is being installed free of charge as part of FEWAâ€™s efforts to advance the Year of Giving,â€ the minister said in a statement on the sidelines of a ceremony to present awards to the winners of the 3rd Excellence Medals.
The move followed studies conducted by FEWA which showed that homes of the Emiratis are the biggest consumers of water, he noted.
Al Mazrouei explained that the success of a pilot programme including 5,000 homes last year had spurred FEWA to publicise the project.
â€œHomeowners will not incur any financial expense for installing these devices. We just want to encourage them to rationalise energy use,â€ he added.