Water technology firm Xylem revealed that it supported a number of UAE local authorities, including Dubai Municipality, Mazaya Centre Mall, and Dubai Canal, in managing and pumping out rainwater from flooded areas in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah using its water dispersal solutions.
Xylem provided not only provided its warer pumps for the operations, but also deployed its team to support on-ground work for four consecutive days.
The firm used seven of its Godwin Dri-Prime Series flood protection pumps, which had a total pumping capacity of more than 6,000 cubic metres per hour.
In total, more than 200,000 cubic metres of water have been pumped out to date, with the final tally of water removed yet to be calculated as pumping work continues in some locations, the firm confirmed.
The pumps were also deployed in a residential district in Ras Al Khaimah, which features about 300 villas and a school.
Commenting on the rainwater pumping operations, the regional rental and services director of Xylem, Nick Slater, said: “We are honoured to have supported the authorities in the UAE in mobilising one of the fastest and most efficient water dispersal operations to manage the unprecedented rainfall flooding in the past week. The success of such mobilisation works is driven by the speed in draining out water from inhabited areas to ensure the safety of the people within these communities.”
Slater added: “The response mechanism demonstrated in the UAE will serve as a benchmark in addressing urban water-related challenges in years to come and we look forward to continued collaboration with the UAE authorities to help alleviate similar situations in the future.”