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Abu Dhabi Municipality runs campaign against washing cars in front of houses

Municipality asks residents not to wash cars in front of houses

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 18:49 September 9, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: GN Archive
  • Washing cars in front of the house is against the health regulations, causing wastage of water and affecting the urban outlook of the city

Abu Dhabi:The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City recently ran a two-day campaign against washing cars in front of houses, targeting residents of Mohammad Bin Zayed City and Bani Yas residential areas.

It reminded the residents that such a practice is against the health regulations, causing wastage of water and affecting the urban outlook of the city.

Khalifa Al Rumaithi, Director of Public Health at the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, said: “The campaign resulted in serving 53 warnings to residents. Several cases of car washing in front of houses were reported.”

Al Rumaithi called upon the people to preserve water and avoid wasting huge amounts of water in washing cars. “It will cause waterlogged streets which in turn would trigger subsidence of the asphalt pavement as a result of the accumulated water, and create a breeding ground for mosquitoes and insects,” he said.

“The municipality is following up all warnings served to offenders to ensure their compliance with the regulation. If the violation is repeated, an instant fine of Dh 500 shall be issued,” he added.

Al Rumaithi underlined the importance of preserving the vital resource of water, adopting a lifestyle to ensure the optimal use of water and maintain the aesthetic appearance of the city in order to realise the municipality’s vision of ensuring superior living and sustainable environment for the residents of Abu Dhabi city.

Comments (3)

  1. Added 14:58 September 10, 2012

    I believe the authorities are concerned about washing and not cleaning. Daily we need to clean the car. We may need to wash it may be once in a month or twice. If somebody washes his car in front of houses with a hose and soap and makes a mess of the street/road then he should be punished for sure. But if you deny the right of a person to clean his car daily with a damp cloth and duster then what he should do? Imagine every car queued in Adnocs to clean their cars daily.

    zj, abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 12:57 September 10, 2012

    Is it legal or illegal to clean the car with wet cloth? (cleaning without wastage or water/spilling to pavements etc). How can this be clarified? I dont like to get a fine. I use my car once a week or so mainly for family outings. And car gets so dirty in one week of public parking due to dust winds or other. And at ADNOC car wash, usually I wait around 1 hour. Occ dusting, cleaning with wet cloth used to help. Now? pls someone clarify regarding this

    BS, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 11:15 September 10, 2012

    Why is fining people necessary? Why can't the people in charge think more constructively? Fining people might deter them for a while, but you're not providing solutions or alternatives for the matter, please consider removing fines and building a more constructive approach towards the matter than would benefit both ends.

    Mohammad, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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