Thirty Water Stations Across the City as Part Of 'Dubai Can'

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 16 February 2022
Thirty Water Stations Across the City as Part Of 'Dubai Can'
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 H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, today launched 'Dubai Can'.

'Dubai Can' seeks to motivate communities across the city to undertake simple changes such as using refillable water bottles and public water stations and installing water filters in their homes, offices and schools.

The initiative also complements the policy recently approved by The Executive Council of Dubai to limit single-use bags. As per the policy, a tariff of 25 fils will be imposed on single-use bags used for carrying goods, starting from 1st July, 2022. The policy will be evaluated over several stages until single-use carrier bags are completely banned within a span of two years.

Residents and visitors to Dubai will have access to more than 30 water stations across the city as part of this initiative, with prime public locations including beaches, parks, malls and major attractions. The drinking water from the stations will be kept cool at a temperature of 10 C offering people a refreshing, clean and safe alternative, whilst also driving a 'refill culture'.

According to Emirates Nature WWF1, the average person in the UAE consumes 94 kg of plastic per year, of which a significant amount comprises single use bottles. Plastic waste has a devastating effect on marine mammals and sea birds and impacts local populations of dolphins, sea turtles and birdlife.