12,000 water taps replaced at mosques in UAE

12,000 water taps replaced at mosques in UAE

 

As a first step of Emirate’s push for reducing water consumption, 12,000 old water taps across 829 mosques in Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafra region was replaced by new and highly effective ones. In accordance with the Abu Dhabi plan 2030, the first phase of the project was completed by The Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) and the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments. The main aim is to reduce water consumption in Mosques during Wudhu, the pre-prayer ablution process. The new water taps posses the certification by the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council. The water saturation mechanisms like adjusting to temperature variations along with automatic valves that will adjust the water flowing limit as 6 litres per minute in new taps ensure the low wastage of water. The task was begun in May 2017 and it aims to reduce the annual water wastage in mosques up to 700,000 cubic meters. The worshippers have also wholeheartedly accepted the project.