People in Dubai asked to monitor water consumption to avoid huge bills

Citizens and residents in Dubai are being asked to keep a check on their water consumption regularly to avoid any shock when asked to pay their water bills.

Citizens and residents in Dubai are being asked to keep a check on their water consumption regularly to avoid any shock when asked to pay their water bills.

People are urged to get a specialised technician to conduct timely checks to avoid any water leaks in residence, stated Dubai Electricity and Water Authority earlier this week.


Water pipes may expand or burst during the summer heat, and even the ones that are underground are exposed to extreme heat and temperatures.

DEWA also told an easy way to check the water consumption, which was to turn off all water taps in the home, including the dishwasher and washing machine.

Then, check the reading of the water meter. Then come back again after an hour to check the reading, if the numbers rise, it will mean that there is a leak somewhere.

DEWA said that it is responsible for may water leak in the pipe if it is before the meter. Anything after that is the responsibility of the owner or tenant of the house, and this includes commercial, residential as well as industrial sectors.

The utility provider stated that the possibility of pipe leakages could be checked via smart water meters or if the bill is more than earlier.

People can also check if there are any leaks or water spots on the floors, walls or ceiling of the residence or around the washing machine and in the Kitchen.


Leaking pipes and internal connections can cause these leaks due to a lack of maintenance.

Water tank leaks can happen due to damage to the tank body, pipes or even improper installation.

Washrooms and laundry rooms must also be checked for such leaks in the toilet water tank, washing machine hose, water heater and taps.

The issue of water leaks is much more in older villa communities where it is difficult to find a leak in underground water tanks or garden irrigation systems.

Tariq Saeed

Read More

Dubai’s digital-only bank ‘Zand’ acquires banking licence from UAE’s Central Bank

The first digital bank of the Emirates, Zand, that strives to cater to retail and corporate customers, has been issued a banking licence from the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates to become Zand Bank.

Emirates Airline’s Cabin Services Assistants position opened for UAE

Dubai: Industrial Personnel and Management Services, Inc. (IPAMS) announced the opening of the vacancy for EMIRATES AIRLINE'S CABIN SERVICES ASSISTANTS for the UAE.  It added,...

Ferrari turns 75 this year, to celebrate anniversary at Autoworld

Ferrari, an internationally renowned Italian sports car company, turns 75 this year. The legendary brand will commemorate its birthday at Autoworld, situated in the storied Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels.


Dubai: Ripe Market to be held in Academy market tomorrow; Know details here

One of Dubai’s most-loved markets and family attractions, Ripe Market, is back for the winter season from tomorrow.

UN officials ask UAE to release British businessman detained since 2008

The officials of the UN have urged the United Arab Emirates to release a British businessman immediately who has been captured in the nation since 2008.

Abu Dhabi’s MBZUAI listed among top computer science institutions in world

The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, located in Abu Dhabi, is ranked in the list of top computer science institutions worldwide.