BUSINESS PLATFORMS - POWER & WATER
MURRAY & ROBERTS WATER OPENS IT’S ORGANICA WATER RESOURCE RECOVERY DEMONSTRATION FACILITY FOR ETHEKWINI WATER SERVICES
Murray & Roberts Water opened the first Organica Water (“Organica”) Resource Recovery Demonstration Facility for eThekwini Water Services at the Verulam Wastewater Treatment Plant in April this year.
Harry Singleton, Operations Executive, Murray & Roberts Water comments: “Murray & Roberts Water secured the exclusive license for Organica Technology in South Africa (and non-exclusively in the rest of the SADC region) early in 2016. We are excited to open our first Demonstration Water Resource Recovery Facility for eThekwini Water Services at the Verulam Wastewater Treatment Plant. We believe wastewater infrastructure in South Africa is in need of innovative and sustainable thinking and our combined technology and experience can offer the domestic solutions required”.
Murray & Roberts Water offers the capability and expertise to undertake feasibility studies, design, supply equipment, construct, commission, operate and maintain water and wastewater treatment plants in Africa. The company provides complete water treatment solutions with appropriate technology and structured commercial packages to meet client requirements.
Ednick Msweli, Head, eThekwini Water and Sanitation comments “It is our aim to provide all citizens within the eThekwini Municipality access to appropriate, acceptable, safe and affordable basic water supply and sanitation services. The Organica demonstration plant allows us to apply innovative and sustainable technology to the water and sanitation services we provide to the people of eThekwini, specifically in the realm of wastewater services.”
Organica brings a highly imaginative approach to wastewater treatment in urban and suburban areas utilising active biofilms on natural (plant) and/or engineered (patented biofiber media) root structures, all housed in a fully-enclosed, odourless facility. The result is a solution which offers 50-75% reduced physical footprint compared to conventional wastewater treatment solutions, with up to 30% reduction in operational costs, all in the form of a pleasant botanical garden-like environment that enables the wastewater treatment plant to be located virtually anywhere, thus substantially lowering infrastructure costs to connect to customers and enhancing land value around the facility.