Ras Al Khaimah

Rain in UAE: Where does all that drained water go?

Published on January 15, 2020 at 10.44

An official has responded to the situation.

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With the region witnessing heavy rainfall resulting in water logging in several parts of the country, residents are naturally curious to find out how authorities are handling the drainage water.
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A senior official with the Department of Public Works has responded to the situation.
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Ahmad Hamad, an advisor to the department, said all the drained water is offloaded in specific reservoirs.
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“The millions of gallons collected from all the roads of the emirate are discharged into these reservoirs to help increase our underground water balance.”
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"When full, the surplus water is poured into the sea," he added.
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“Up to 167 workers are on-call round the clock to attend to all emergency cases and drain out all accumulated rainwater from the roads and squares of the emirate.”
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Police issues advisory: The RAK Police have issued warnings in Arabic, English, and Urdu to the public on the weather conditions on their social media accounts.
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“The public is urged to call (999) in case of emergency and (901) in regular cases.”
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