Dubai Internet City, a member of Tecom Investments, yesterday announced that its latest initiative launched in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy and Environment Division (Seed), has resulted in 50 per cent reduction in sewage.
The ICT cluster was able to achieve substantial water conservation in the last few months following the installation of devices such as ultra low flow restrictors of 0.5 gallon per minute flow rate on faucets in 21 private buildings within the Tecom premises.
The reduced water consumption has consequently helped free up additional water supply for new developments, while lessening the burden on the waste water treatment plants.
Ali bin Towaih, Executive Director of Seed, said: "Water conservation measures play a vital role in preserving our environment and have enormous significance, particularly in view of the region's extreme climatic conditions. With the new sewage reduction initiative, Tecom Investments aims to enhance the ongoing water conservation programme and is looking forward to launching more environment-friendly initiatives in the future."
Malek Sultan Al Malek, Executive Director of Dubai Internet City, said: "We are delighted with the success in implementing the water conservation programme at Dubai Internet City. As the region's leading managed ICT cluster, it is vital for Dubai Internet City to demonstrate its commitment to green-friendly measures that lead to cost reduction while preserving the environment. We are keen to launch more such initiatives in the future."