While in many parts of the world, many people live without a safe water supply, clean water is generally available in Mauritius, even if still subject to rationing.
Both to preserve water usage and to ensure the environmental sustainability of buildings, Prodesign’s MEP consultancy services address water issues holistically, advising on the types of fixtures to be specified and installed for a project, to reduce water consumption.
Particularly for LEED in Mauritius projects, water savings are also brought about by using reclaimed water from central sewer treatment plants for irrigation purposes, thus reducing the overall demand on tap water. Indeed, waste water from all major building complexes can be treated in this way as part of waste management plans. At the same time, the demand for water for irrigation can be minimised by choosing plant species with low water requirements.
Prodesign’s public health engineers also encourage rainwater harvesting, providing solutions which are both cost-effective and energy-efficient.
Like Prodesign, it’s possible for everyone in their own ways, however limited, to reduce water usage and help protect the environment.