ADDC has connected Saadiyat Island to the existing recycled water network from Yas Island
Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) has said that it has begun the supply of approximately 4.4 MIGD of recycled water to Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. This recycled water is supplied to the island’s community for landscaping, thereby reducing its reliance on desalinated water.
This project is the first phase of a programme that aims to further enhance the utilisation of recycled water in Abu Dhabi, reducing reliance on desalinated and ground water for landscaping and agriculture uses. The next phases of the programme will expand to include irrigation to other parts of the emirate, extending the use of recycled water beyond landscaping irrigation.
Meanwhile, recognising he potential of this untapped resource – as well as its sustainable impact on Abu Dhabi – ADDC, a unit of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) has also been developing an extension to the recycled water network.
Saeed Mohamed Al Suwaidi, managing director of ADDC, said: “Water is one of the world’s most precious resources, requiring careful management, maintenance and deployment. We must constantly seek sustainable and practical solutions for optimal utilisation.”
“Our new recycled water project is a significant milestone for Abu Dhabi’s sustainability objectives, as it maximises the use of desalinated water, prevents the depletion of natural ground water and channels untapped recycled water for municipality irrigation. This is just one step in a broader initiative that will drive our Emirate’s sustainable growth and development for decades to come,” he concluded.