Qatar mulls global standard plumbing code

May 28, 2014 - 1:25:20 pm
DOHA: A feasibility study on implementing Qatar Plumbing Code matching global standards is currently going on, a senior official from Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation said here today.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Kahramaa, Conservation and Energy Efficiency Department Manager Engineer Ali Mohammed Al Ali said, "The proposed plumbing code will ensure standardisation of plumbing works, gadgets and fixtures matching international standards and best practices."
The objective of this feasibility study is to assess all aspects of plumbing works like quality, efficiency and durability while preparing a standard code that will be soon implemented, he said.
"Once the Qatar Plumbing Code is implemented after a thorough study, no plumbing work or gadget that does not confirm to this code will be allowed," Ali told QNA on the side-lines of the Second Arab Water Conference and Exhibition currently on here at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
He reiterated Qatar's push through Tarsheed to spread awareness on using energy responsibly and conserve national resources.
"The National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency has taken the lead to co-ordinate efforts of all sectors and ensure everyone is accountable for water and electricity consumption," said Ali.
Last month, the Tarsheed initiative, launched by Kahramaa, under the patronage of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, on April 22, 2012, completed two years of its campaign to consume water and electricity efficiently.
Besides efficiency, Tarsheed aims to cut down per capita consumption of electricity by 20 percent and water by 35 percent in the next five years. 
The programme urges people to stop wastage and unnecessary consumption.
Reducing consumption will help decrease carbon dioxide (Co2), nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide (NOx) emissions and protect the environment, says Kahramaa which is partnering with environmentally responsible corporations and ministries to achieve sustainable development. (QNA)