UAE Water

Water usage and water conservation are hot topics for a country built mostly in a desert. The tap water that is available throughout the country is mostly from desalinated salt water. The tap water can be used for irrigation, cleaning things, and swimming pools. However it is not clean enough for drinking. Everyone drinks from bottled water. Either smaller 0.5 – 1.5 L bottles or larger ~ 5 gallon jugs like you would see in some offices in the United States. I have also noticed that several restaurants that are nationally themed like French or Italian will import the water that they server you from that country. I suppose that might make it seem more authentic, but really I cant taste the difference between the water bottled in Al Ain, UAE or imported from elsewhere. With everyone needing an average of 2L of water per day, that adds up to a lot of plastic bottles over the course of my stay here.


About luelaine15

Hi, I’m Elaine. I am an undergraduate student at Lehigh University. I am studying Civil Engineering and Architecture through Lehigh’s Arts-Engineering program. This is a five year program through which I will graduate with two bachelors degrees. In addition to being a dual major here at Lehigh I have been a student-athlete in our NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Team. I am involved in the Reformed University Fellowship. I am also a member of Lehigh’s chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Chi Epsilon, and Tau Beta Pi. In semesters where my schedule has permitted, I have also been an Engineering Tour Guide for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering. View all posts by luelaine15

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