The unprecedented rainwater flooding witnessed by the UAE last week was swiftly managed by the local authorities with support from water technology company Xylem.
The company provided advanced water pumps to clients for pump-out operations, and deployed its own team on a priority basis to support critical on-ground work for four consecutive days.
Xylem’s Godwin pumps and service team were utilised in several key areas in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.
The seven pumps mobilized had a total pumping capacity of over 6,000 cubic metres per hour.
In total, over 200,000 cubic metres of water have been pumped out to date, with the final tally of water removed still to be calculated as pumping work continues in some locations.
Nick Slater, regional rental and services director, Xylem, said: “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.
“This was a fantastic example of Xylem being able to support communities to resolve water related challenges and we are thankful to the authorities and the communities we served for enabling us to undertake the swiftest possible water dispersal as part of this effort.
“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.”