Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched its annual ‘Tips before Travelling’ campaign, for the fifth consecutive year, through media channels, social media platforms, and its website. The campaign is part of DEWA’s efforts to raise awareness on the sensible use of electricity and water, reducing waste, and following safety guidelines. This is part of DEWA’s annual ‘Let’s Make this Summer Green’ campaign. Tips before Travelling includes a number of guidelines for customers to follow before going on vacation or leaving their homes for long periods of time during the summer. The campaign aims to conserve electricity and water, while maintaining the safety of homes.
DEWA’s tips include simple steps to reduce electricity and water use in homes before travelling. These include switching off lights, unplugging electrical appliances and electronics to save energy, making sure there are no water leaks in the house by checking all taps and internal pipes in bathrooms and kitchens, and shutting off the water supply to avoid any water leakage.
“As part of its role as a socially-responsible government organisation, DEWA puts environmental protection and sustainability of natural resources at the forefront of its priorities. We organise an integrated set of initiatives, programmes and activities throughout the year to raise awareness about the importance of rationalising energy and water use and adopting a conscious and sustainable lifestyle. DEWA’s approach supports its strategic objectives and adheres to its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility,” said Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications at DEWA.
“Simple tips that can be followed at home before travelling for summer vacations are a quick and effective way to protect natural resources, reduce costs, and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. For example, not repairing a small leak in the kitchen that wastes one drop of water each second, could lead to wasting 32,000 gallons of water per year,” said Amal Koshak, Senior Manager of Marketing Communications at DEWA.