A Cape Town hospital has become the first private business and private healthcare facility in the Western Cape to install a water filtration plant in compliance with the City of Cape Town’s regulations.
The Life Vincent Pallotti Hosptial says the filtration system will treat contaminated water from a local aquifer.
We had the water tested and found it had quite dangerous levels of iron, so we looked at the best way to treat it and the filtration plant came out as the best way to do it.— Dr. Japie Du Toit, Regional Hospital Manager, Life Healthcare Western Cape.
The yield with the filtration plant is about 80 percent, so your waste is only about 20 percent of the total water that you extract.— Dr. Japie Du Toit, Regional Hospital Manager, Life Healthcare Western Cape.
Speaking to Kieno Kammies, Regional Hosptial Manager, Dr Japie Du Toit says the cost of the plant depends on the level of impurities that need to be filtrated, and on the amount of water needed.
We're going to produce 200 000 litres a day, which is quite significant. It's significantly more than we are currently using, because since we started this process we put in a number of processes to reduce our water consumption.— Dr. Japie Du Toit, Regional Hospital Manager, Life Healthcare Western Cape.
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