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Technology Plays Important Role In Reducing Water Use In Hotels

Executives of leading hotels participating in the Responsible Hoteliering Conclave 2016 on Monday discussed new ideas to save water

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Reducing the wastage of water in hotels is one of the topmost priorities of hoteliers.

With water resources becoming scarce day by day, hotels are deploying new technologies to preserve their water supplies.

Executives of leading hotels participating in the Responsible Hoteliering Conclave 2016 on Monday discussed new ideas to save water.

Rothin Banerjee, director of engineering at the Taj palace, said, "We have invested more than Rs 1 crore in setting our STP. In Taj Palace, usage of water is almost 100 litre less than international guidelines."

John Samuel, director of engineering at the ITC Grand Bharat, said the group did a hydrological study to find water resources in the nearby area. This way the company can have access to water not only for itself but also help people in the area.

Samuel added that ITC is active in harvesting rainwater.

"Our next step will be tap water which comes down from the Aravallis (mountain range) by building a small dam or making tanks," he said.

Kanwal Walia, complex director (engineering), western Gurgaon and Sohna, said, "Nobody can control wastage unless they start measuring the water usage. Monitoring is the most import aspect of water control and for that we have installed many meters around our property."

The panellists agreed on recycling water to minimise water intake from natural resources.

"With proper technology, recycled water is as clean as the bottled water," Walia said.

Samuel added that with proper plumbing and fixtures, water usage in washrooms can come down up to 30 per cent.

"More water is going to be consumed because of the new requirement of luxury. Efficient fixtures play important role in saving water."


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