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  • World Water Day Package
    individual to your company and confidential 2 Our experts will analyse 2 years of your water consumption data All you need do is provide the project with water consumption data for 2011 and 2012 This will be analysed and included in the water audit report This analysis will help you understand your consumption better how to reduce and manage it 3 Your technical water management staff can attend training on water saving solutions Staff will need to attend 2 workshops covering Malta s water scarcity situation the 6 most attractive water saving solutions on the local market today how to maintain a water savings programme and presentations for representatives from best practice businesses and hotels 4 You will receive a water saving kit Kits consist of restrictors for wash hand basin mixers and shower piping a toilet flushing water displacement device and dyes which can be used to check for leaks in toilets 5 You will receive water saving signs for business staff areas What are the benefits Through the above you will receive individual consultation which will recommend water saving solutions catering for your specific needs Your technical staff will receive training in adopting and maintaining these solutions and

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Save+Water/World+Water+Day+Package/1553 (2016-02-12)
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  • Case Studies: Best Practice Businesses
    solutions The importance of water savings has been communicated the to bank s employees leading to a more water conscious consumption The bank has also focused its efforts on rainwater harvesting and installing water efficient sanitary fittings Rainwater is collected from the head office s roof and stored in 2 nd class water reservoirs Reject water from domestic reverse osmosis units is also diverted to the 2 nd class water reservoir Since such units produce five times as much reject water as product water this forms a surprising 14 of the bank s total water consumption The 2 nd class water is then used for flushing toilets irrigation fire fighting drills and washing floors In addition restrooms at the APS head office have been fitted with sensor controlled water dispensers on both wash hand basin faucets as well as toilet flushings These units ensure that only as much water as is needed is dispensed About 14 of the bank s water demand is satisfied by reverse osmosis reject while 36 of the water demand is provided through rainwater harvesting The sanitary fittings ensure that the bank s per capita consumption is favourably low when compared to other similar enterprises in

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Case+Studies/Browse/Best+Practice+Businesses/265 (2016-02-12)
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  • Case Studies: Best Practice Hotels
    in which all the sewage is received The sewage is then pumped using grinder pumps to 3 primary tanks in series where the effluent is successively decanted removing any large solid waste and sludge The water then passes to the aeration tank where plastic honeycomb structures provide for a large surface area on which bacteria can grow and digest the sewage The bacteria is aerated by a number of diffusers and an air blower regulated by a dissolved oxygen meter ensuring that the oxygen level is maintained constant The water then flows through a final settlement tank which removes any remaining suspended solids followed by a glass bead filter for finer filtration The filtered treated effluent is then dosed with chlorine for disinfection purposes and stored This is then used in irrigation and toilet flushing The process is stable mainly requiring a filter backwash daily and de sludging of the tanks approximately every 6 weeks Cost per m 3 averages at 0 9 Approximate unit footprint 200 m2 Cost of produced water 0 90 Approximate treatment plant cost 120 000 How satisfied is the hotel with the technology Commenting on the plant Ing Joseph Restall Chief Engineer Hilton Malta stated

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Case+Studies/Browse/Best+Practice+Hotels/266 (2016-02-12)
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  • APS Bank
    The adopted water saving solutions The importance of water savings has been communicated the to bank s employees leading to a more water conscious consumption The bank has also focused its efforts on rainwater harvesting and installing water efficient sanitary fittings Rainwater is collected from the head office s roof and stored in 2 nd class water reservoirs Reject water from domestic reverse osmosis units is also diverted to the 2 nd class water reservoir Since such units produce five times as much reject water as product water this forms a surprising 14 of the bank s total water consumption The 2 nd class water is then used for flushing toilets irrigation fire fighting drills and washing floors In addition restrooms at the APS head office have been fitted with sensor controlled water dispensers on both wash hand basin faucets as well as toilet flushings These units ensure that only as much water as is needed is dispensed About 14 of the bank s water demand is satisfied by reverse osmosis reject while 36 of the water demand is provided through rainwater harvesting The sanitary fittings ensure that the bank s per capita consumption is favourably low when compared to

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Case+Studies/APS+Bank/1110 (2016-02-12)
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  • Syros Island Park
    provided through reverse osmosis desalination of seawater and through groundwater abstraction Global Water Partnership Mediterranean GWP Med aims to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels in the Mediterranean GWP Med teamed up with the Coca Cola system in Greece and the Municipality of Syros Island to create a case study in one of its parks within the Greek Islands Rainwater Harvesting Programme The aim was to install a cost effective water catchment system which required little ongoing maintenance and could be quickly and easily constructed Collected storm water was planned to be used for irrigation The technology After reviewing the space available for a collection cistern a decision was taken to excavate an area beneath a football pitch in the park and use modular tanks for storm water storage These tanks were chosen as they require no maintenance construction takes place on site requires no heavy machinery and is quick to complete taking only 2 4 days for a 200m 3 capacity An attractive advantage to this choice of storage is that it could be roofed over and the area returned to its original purpose a football pitch How satisfied is the partnership with

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Case+Studies/Syros+Island+Park/1149 (2016-02-12)
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  • For the Media
    recommends specific solutions Read more Employees save water too 23 Nov 2012 APS Bank and the Malta Business Bureau today teamed up to launch a programme of workshops for businesses and hotels as part of the MBB s EU LIFE Investing in Water Project The first workshop as part of this programme was held this afternoon at the APS Bank s head office in Swatar Read more Slash your Water Bills MBB offers businesses and hotels 100 Water Audits 1 Nov 2012 As part of the EU LIFE Investing in Water Project the Malta Business Bureau and its partners the Malta Chamber and MHRA this morning offered businesses and hotels in Malta and Gozo 100 complimentary water audits Bookings opened today and will remain open for the next 12 months Read more Audits reveal that 85 per cent of Maltese businesses can save on their water consumption 27 Jun 2012 Water audits results revealed by the Malta Business Bureau s EU LIFE Investing in Water Project at its National Water Conference held this morning at the Radisson St Julian s show that there is significant potential for further water savings by businesses and hotels Read more Water audits results to

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/News/Articles/Press+Releases/112?PagePos=10 (2016-02-12)
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  • For the Media
    the Malta Business Bureau s EU LIFE Investing in Water Project today announced Malta s most detailed water consumption benchmarks for businesses and hotels to be published to date and the first national recommended standard flow rates for water facilities Read more Acting to save water on World Water Day 22 Mar 2012 To celebrate World Water Day the Malta Business Bureau and MSV Life today teamed up to identify water saving opportunities through a Water Audit of the MSV premises carried out by the EU LIFE Investing in Water Project Read more Groundwater quality deteriorating Bowser licenses cancelled 25 Feb 2012 The EU LIFE Investing in Water Project today revealed that eight licenses for bowser suppliers of 1st class potable water have been revoked by the Environmental Health Directorate as the groundwater extracted by suppliers no longer meets the standards required for potable water Read more Minister de Marco launches EU LIFE Investing in Water Project 26 Jan 2012 The EU LIFE Investing in Water Project was launched yesterday afternoon by Minister Mario de Marco at the Exchange Buildings in Valletta during an event attended by representatives from many businesses and hotels that are being offered help to save

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  • Elections 2013 and Water Policy
    the extent that WSC will end up in a slightly better financial situation than it is today even after reducing the water tariffs by 5 overall While this is correct it is a very simplistic way of looking at the much more complex water sector The singularity of this approach is a particular bone of contention for Cremona who says Malta needs tens of millions of euros to implement numerous water saving projects that can provide an alternative and more sustainable source of water to groundwater and desalination such as the recovery of water from sewage and from rain The Water Services Corporation s only source of income stems from water tariffs Now that Labour has fixed future water tariffs to 95 of current levels and has ruled out the introduction of a sewage tax there is no income stream to implement these capital projects I wait with bated breath for the PL s water policy which now has to work within these unnecessary constraints The lack of debate on water stemming from both political parties is also a concern according to Geoffrey Saliba EU LIFE project manager at the Malta Business Bureau which has championed water saving measures for businesses With an election round the corner it would be the ideal time for political parties to discuss the water issue Malta is one of the ten driest countries in the world said Saliba Water policy is not only a local problem certain obligations exist under EU law All EU member states are obliged to ensure that water pricing recovers costs of production includes a resource and environmental cost and ensures that it acts as an incentive for efficient use Billing inefficiencies mean that 31 of the water supplied by the WSC is not billed If these inefficiencies were to

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/News/Elections+2013+and+Water+Policy/1370 (2016-02-12)
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