Reduce electricity and water consumption this summer, Dewa campaign urges
DUBAI // Residents are being encouraged to cut their electricity and water consumption during the summer through a new Dubai Electricity and Water Authority campaign called Let’s Make this Summer Green.
The second year of the campaign, which runs until the end of August, hopes to raise awareness about the importance of energy and water conservation, especially during the summer.
During Ramadan, as temperatures begin to soar, the campaign will focus on reducing power consumption during peak hours - 12pm to 6pm, setting air conditioning to 24C, tips for when away on summer holiday, fixing water leaks and installing drip-irrigation systems.
Dewa is also organising events and workshops during Ramadan in co-operation with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment, the Rashid bin Mohammed Ramadan Gathering and the Dubai International Holy Quran Award.
Dewa also cooperates with Dubai Police through the Madfaa Al Iftar programme, which includes competitions related to the rationalisation of power consumption.
The authority’s conservation team has also been visiting government organisations and departments, private companies and malls to spread the message.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dewa, said: “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, to ensure their sustainability for generations to come.
“We urge everyone to adopt a conscious and responsible lifestyle, especially during summer time.”
Updated: June 10, 2017 04:00 AM