Employees consume about 450 000 litres of water a day at Mutualpark and the new plant can produce between 650 000 and 800 000 litres a day, which will save the city 10 000 to 15 000 kilolitres of water a month, making the office self-sufficient and independent of the regional water grid.
Old Mutual’s chief operating officer, Iain Williamson, said before the installation of the plant the firm had implemented water savings initiatives and reduced consumption at Mutualpark by about 30%.
“By driving mutually beneficial projects, Old Mutual creates shared value. A project like this, which is both cost-effective and responsibly geared to ensuring a sustainable future, is a win-win for all,” Williamson said.
Khiyam Fredericks, Old Mutual’s national technical manager, said the environmental intervention would provide significant relief to the overall water demand in the City of Cape Town as the plant was earmarked to be Mutualpark’s main source of water.