Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that more than 75% of the work has been completed on its Hatta Water Reservoir project and is due for completion in April.
Being built at a cost of AED 86 million ($23.4 million), the Hatta project has a storage capacity of 30 million imperial gallons (MIG).
MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said Dewa is implementing a project to store 6 billion gallons of water in aquifers that can be retrieved when needed.
This will provide the emirate with a strategic reserve of over 50 million gallons of desalinated water per day in emergencies for 90 days, while ensuring the quality of the stored water remains unaffected by external factors, stated Al Tayer.
"We also work to consolidate the foundations of sustainable development for Hatta, he added.