Over the last years, Suntricity has posted several blogs on Water Consumption in Schools in Johannesburg, where extensive monitoring has been carried out, and where we have found as much as 60% of Water Consumption occurs OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS.
Considering the average cost of water in Johannesburg is now around R61.50 (including Sewage and VAT), (expected to increase by a further 12% in July 2019), Water Efficiency is quite clearly, a priority in Schools.
Suntricity conceived and developed AquaStop™ specifically to eliminate water being wasted Outside School Hours (i.e. when schools are closed), which proved enormously successful during the 12 month test at Northcliff Primary School.
As can be seen from the above chart, further excellent results are also being achieved at Forest Hill Primary Schools, where AquaStop™ has been installed since September 2018, and where almost 1,500 KL of Water has already been saved over the last 6-months.
Water & Sewage cost at Forest Hill Primary was approximately R350,000 in 2018 and we confidently anticipate the annual cost will be nearer R150,000 in 2019, even considering the 20% water tariff increases of July 2019.