Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on Tuesday that its 3 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) Water Microfiltration project in Hatta would be completed by the end of the year.

The 19-million UAE dirham project ($5 million) will refine and sterilise Hatta dam waters for use in emergencies including disruptions in water transmission and distribution networks from Dubai to Hatta, the utility said in a press statement.

DEWA said the project’s completion rate is currently 57 percent.

UAE Water Security Strategy 2036 aims to ensure sustainable access to water during both normal and emergency conditions.

(Writing by Anoop Menon; editing by Daniel Luiz)