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The Vineyard in the Cape - Saving Water


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Chris van Zyl The Vineyard on water saving in the Cape

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The Vineyard in the Cape - Saving Water

  1. 1. Chris van Zyl - Group Environmental Manager
  2. 2. • To set the scene • Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought in living memory • January 2017: An appeal goes out from the City to commercial properties to urgently reduce consumption • 7th January 2017 our water consumption was 148 kl for the day, 250 L per person • Launched an awareness campaign ‘Every Drop Counts’ to focus our reduction in water consumption
  3. 3. • 17 water loggers and 25 manual meters installed and monitored • Faulty equipment repaired • April 2017 consumption reduced to 82 kl per day • The installation of a greywater plant, supplying greywater to 190 toilets is approved • Water treatment plant approved, treating groundwater to potable water standards making us independent of the City supply
  4. 4. • Embarked on a new campaign ‘Choose not to Use’ to inform the guests what initiatives had been put in place and to encourage their participation • Reassurance to guests and the trade that the necessary plans & initiatives were in place assuring a reliable supply of potable water to the hotel • Level 6b water restrictions implemented in 2018 and required us to reduce consumption by 45%
  5. 5. • Removed all the bath plugs • Change bed linen on the 4th morning • Swimming pools are covered during the hottest part of the day • Unfinished bottled water is used for washing floors • Introduced paper towels and paper napkins to reduce the laundry load • We use the last rinse of the laundry water to do the first wash of the next Some initiatives implemented:
  6. 6. • H20 Roadshow awareness campaign focusing on our staff • In conclusion a 41% reduction in consumption was achieved by March 2018 compared to March 2015 and a daily average of 55 kl per day was achieved