Your losses are no gain
Public facilities with campus-like attributes, such as hospitals, universities, defence facilities (army, air force & navy), correctional facilities, scientific institutions, technology parks, etc., all share a number of attributes that could lead to major opportunities for reducing water use and waste.
Typically, these facilities have large water re-distribution infrastructure to connect the various buildings on the campus with the municipal water supply, the water infrastructure is usually not managed by water utility specialists, the infrastructure is often very old and degraded, many additions to the facilities over the years have caused inter-connection between old and new infrastructure, on-site reservoirs and the absence of sub-metering make it difficult to reconcile water use on campus with the municipal metering and billing and water efficiency is usually not a very high priority for the managers of the facilities.
Through our involvement in water efficiency projects over the past decade, it has become clear that water losses through leakage, and water waste through inefficient use, constitute a major component of the operational cost of these facilities. Moreover, with looming water shortages in all regions of South Africa, there is a clear obligation on the managers of public facilities to conserve water use.
Reonet offers a unique business model to implement water efficiency for public facilities, namely a shared savings risk-reward business model. What this means, is that Reonet would implement, entirely at our own cost and risk, a variety of interventions that would reduce the water use to these facilities, and to be remunerated solely from a portion of the measurable savings.
We engage with clients through long-term contracts, because of the essential requirement for ongoing specialised operational and maintenance services to maintain the savings that were achieved through the installation of a variety of proprietary and non-proprietary technologies.