Old Mutual has announced that its Mutualpark offices in Pinelands, Cape Town is now operating off the water grid.
According to Old Mutual, Mutualpark is one of the largest corporate offices in South Africa currently covering 166,000m² and housing 9,000 employees and contractors.
“The launch of this waste-to-drinking Water Filtration Plant is providing a potential water-saving for the city of approximately 10 to 15,000 kilolitres a month,” it said.
According to Old Mutual, the filtration plant is earmarked to be the office park’s main water source.
“It has the capacity to produce between 650,000 and 800,000 litres a day. Mutualpark’s average consumption is about 450,000 litres of water a day.
“We have been piloting the plant since July 2018 and the results have been impressive. Not only is it contributing towards essential water conservation in the drought-stricken Western Cape, it has also encouraged a wonderful uptake in community involvement and participation in some of our water-saving initiatives.”
Through a range of effective water saving initiatives introduced since the beginning of 2016, water consumption at Mutualpark was reduced by 30% before the launch of the Water Filtration Plant, it said.
Some of the water conservation initiatives implemented by Old Mutual include:
Source: Business Tech