Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems
07 January 2010
Reports show that water saving initiatives and increased staff awareness at Netcare hospitals has resulted in a reduction in water consumption of 19.2% (to 1,467,000 kl). All hospital facilities now have substantial on-site water reserves; with on-site water purification equipment in rural areas to address water quality concerns.
Further water saving strategies will be implemented in 2010 as part of their long-term commitment to minimise their environmental impact. To ensure adequate measurement, standard hospital reporting now includes monthly tracking of the carbon footprint of all facilities.
Read the full report: http://www.netcareinvestor.co.za/sus_review_environment.php