Borehole pump supplies international hotel

May 27th, 2019, Published in Articles: Energize

The Southern African Renewable Energy Association (SAREA) reports that Radisson Blu’s Granger Bay hotel in Cape Town has disconnected itself from the city’s drinking water network and sources its water via a seawater desalination system. The system draws water from a 100 m deep borehole under the hotel. The decision was made during the region’s 2018 dry season.

The hotel says that the use of a desalination plant means that it can no longer operate from municipal water supplies, enabling it to assist in saving water. The system, which allows the hotel to pump enough water for its reverse osmosis plant and keep its fresh water tank full at all times, is capable of supplying 7 m3 of fresh water per hour, the report says.

Contact Stephen Kamat, Radisson Blu, stephen.kamat@radissonhotels.com

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