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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Handy tips from Dewa to safeguard your home

Checklist to reduce wastage during the long summer break

Dewa has launched its annual ‘Tips before Travelling’ campaign. Courtesy Dewa
Dewa has launched its annual ‘Tips before Travelling’ campaign. Courtesy Dewa

Conserve power and save litres of water with a simple checklist issued by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority to ensure homes are safe when residents travel for a long holiday.

Unplugging electrical appliances, switching off lights, checking seepage from taps, and turning off the main water supply to avoid leakage are some of the handy tips Dewa has advised residents to take on board, according to Wam, the state news agency.

The ‘Let’s Make this Summer Green’ programme is part of the authority’s annual awareness campaign to reduce wastage, follow safety guidelines and conserve electricity and water.

“Simple tips that can be followed at home before travelling for summer vacations are a quick and effective way to protect natural resources, reduce costs, and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come,” said Amal Koshak, senior manager of marketing communications at Dewa.

“For example, not repairing a small leak in the kitchen that wastes one drop of water each second could lead to wasting 32,000 gallons of water per year,” she said