Water In The UAE
Due to the UAE depending greatly on desalination to supply its population with clean water, it is crucial that its citizens, both as producers and consumers, take part in helping preserve our supply. For the maintenance of the quality of life in the UAE, the future growth of its economy and of it’s infrastructure, water plays a critical role.
With limited resources, the UAE has one of the highest water consumption rates in the world. Through desalination, treatment and transportation does your water flow from your taps. By decreasing the rate at which you use water, you’ll help to lessen the UAE’s dependence on desalination and its nasty side effect, carbon footprint.
11.8 Billion AED
The United Arab Emirates spends 11.8 billion AEDs per year in order to produce desalinated water, an average 7.16 AEDs per cubic metre.
The production of desalinated water in the UAE and other oil producers within the Gulf sum up to 41% of world’s total water output.
25kg of Carbon
The process of desalination has a carbon footprint of 25kg per cubic metre of water. This does not include the maintenance and building of desalination projects.
20% of Energy
By 2030 fuel requirements for desalination will reach 16 million tons of oil equivalent (or 20% of the country’s primary oil demand)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an aerator?
A faucet aerator (or tap aerator) is often found at the tip of modern indoor water faucets. Aerators can be simply screwed onto the faucet head, creating a non-splashing stream and often delivering a mixture of water and air.
Are faucet aerators necessary?
Don’t worry that an aerator will cause the water to trickle out of the faucet. In fact, if your home has low water pressure, installing tap aerators along with low-flow shower heads can help increase the pressure.
How much water does an aerator save?
The aerator (the screw-on tip of the faucet nozzle) restricts the maximum flow rate of water from the faucet. New kitchen faucets are usually equipped with a 2.2 gpm (8.3 Lpm) aerator. Bathroom faucets can have aerators that restrict flow to 1.5, 1.2, 1.0, or 0.5 gallons per minute (5.7, 4.5, 3.8 or 1.9 Lpm).
What is a flow regulator disk?
Our flow regulating discs can be easily fitted to any shower head to reduce the amount of water flowing from the outlet without adversely affecting the outlet pressure. Therefore reducing your water consumption without compromising the pressure.