Water and energy resources on our land are god’s gift to all mankind. Clean water flowing from our taps, electricity illuminating our homes and guiding our way on the streets at night, cooking our meals with gas, these are some of the blessings and comforts that we should not take for granted.
Energy and water resources in the UAE and around the world are slowly depleting as demand increases, and it is up to us to work hard to conserve what we have.
The UAE is one of the major consumers of electricity and is the world’s third largest per capita water consumer after the USA and Canada. The UAE has planned strategies to conserve our resources over the years, increase the efficiency of water and electricity consumption and develop and promote the use of renewable energy sources such as solar power.
Contrary to what many think, our resources will not last forever. So it is in every individual’s hand to be responsible and do his or her part in helping us conserve our water and energy, so that generations after us can have what we have.
Whether you are a doctor, engineer, labourer, waiter, salesman or student, let us work hand in hand in creating a better tomorrow for everyone. Remember that every person counts. Every drop counts. Every light switch counts. Every action no matter how small counts.
If you’re unsure whether you have a leak, read your water meter before and then again after 2 hours when no water is being used. If the meter does not give exactly the same reading, you probably have a leak.
A leaky toilet can waste about 200gallons of water every day. If you’re unsure your toilet has a leak, place a drop of food coloring in the tank; if the color shows in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak.