Abu Dhabi City Municipality Implement Automatic Irrigation System
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has completed two automatic irrigation network projects costing AED 36 million, replacing the manual system.
The project, which is undertaken in line with sustainability standards, reflects the municipality’s commitment to implement the vision of Abu Dhabi Government aimed at achieving operational efficiency and preventing wastage of water, a valuable source of energy.
The project depicts the keenness of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport on utilising new technologies in rationalising irrigation water consumption in agricultural farms, preserving strategic reserves of water as per sustainability requirements as well as water rationalisation and energy conservation standards, said a statement.
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is also moving ahead with its plans to perpetuate the concepts of sustainable development, drafting new mechanisms and approaches to uphold the culture of energy sources sustainability and conservation, particularly water.
Authorities said that migrating from traditional to automated irrigation systems required developing a central control irrigation system of high efficiency. The system can monitor and operate irrigation controllers, cut operation and labour cost, and most importantly, reduce high water wastage rates.