Con­sump­tion of wa­ter in Kuwait hits record rate

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Con­sump­tion of wa­ter in Kuwait hit a record on July 14, with 475 mil­lion im­pe­rial gal­lons, a rise of five mil­lion gal­lons more than the same pe­riod in 2016, said the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter. The min­istry’s Un­der­sec­re­tary for the Op­er­a­tion and Main­te­nance Sec­tor Khal­ifa Al-Furij made the state­ment on the side­lines a fair of the ex­per­i­men­tal project for ra­tio­nal­iza­tion of wa­ter in houses, be­ing im­ple­mented by the Kuwait Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Sci­ence (KFAS) in co­op­er­a­tion with the min­istry.

Furij noted that the strate­gic stocks of wa­ter are “as­sur­ing”, with about 3.9 bil­lion im­pe­rial gal­lons, 97 per­cent of the to­tal stor­age ca­pac­ity. The ra­tio­nal­iza­tion project, for which the KFAS has al­lo­cated KD 1.45 mil­lion ($4.7 mil­lion), in­cludes fix­ing wa­ter fil­ters in 5,000 houses in six res­i­den­tial ar­eas iden­ti­fied by a min­istry’s tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee, he noted. Sim­i­lar fairs will be or­ga­nized in the co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­eties in these ar­eas, for peo­ple to ap­ply for wa­ter fil­ters. Furij stressed the min­istry’s keen­ness on im­ple­ment­ing such vi­tal devel­op­ment pro­jects to ra­tio­nal­ize the con­sump­tion of wa­ter, and power in gen­eral.

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