Dubai: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has reminded its customers to periodically check for potential leaks in water connections at home or offices to reduce wastage and save water.
“Water tanks, bathrooms, kitchens, and swimming pools are the most likely areas where leakage can occur,” noted DEWA, adding: “Leakages from water tank are due to deterioration of the tank body or its connections, or its improper positioning. It can also occur in taps, pipes, toilet tanks and water heaters, due to ageing and lack of maintenance.
DEWA said water spots on floors, walls and roofs, or around the washing machine are likely due to leaks in internal connections, or from the house irrigation system within the property.
High water usage
The best way to detect water leaks is the ‘High Water Usage’ alert service provided by DEWA. Customers can be immediately notified of high water usage that could indicate possible internal leaks and take quick preventive maintenance for a greener Dubai. Other methods to detect leakages is through the DEWA bill or smart water meter.