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Port of Salalah champions water conservation in Dhofar region

Oman: Monday, August 02 - 2010 @ 12:13

“Water conservation is a key part of our sustainability program. As we undergo our development and business expansion, we work to align our sustainability goals with that of the community. The Port of Salalah recognizes the need to save water as part of good business practice,” said Mohammed Aufait Al Mashani, HSSE Senior Manager.

The Port of Salalah which is undertaking its latest site expansion program, is one of the fastest growing companies in Oman today. It is expected to draw in business and employ more people in the coming years. Water saving is a key business strategy to achieve sustainability.

The water saving devices installed under the supervision of Al Majal Environmental and Technical Services, are expected to save money and water resources on a daily basis. Water saving devices or retrofits are eco-friendly devices designed to save large amounts of water in any location where there are taps, wash basins, sprayers, toilets and other water outlets. These devices when fitted to standard water outlets can provide water saving of up to 60%. A variety of water saving types gives establishment owners the option of selecting the most appropriate water flow for their water outlet to address their need.

Mr. Ahmed Al Sabahi, CEO of Al Majal, said, “We congratulate Port of Salalah for leading the campaign on water conservation in Dhofar Region. This initiative clearly shows their sincerity and drive towards sustainability. Water saving will provide not only monetary benefit, it will also contribute to environmental protection. We urge other companies to join our One Million Taps Campaign and pursue water saving as part of their corporate social responsibility.”

Study shows that as much as 40% could be saved from showerheads, 50% from taps and 30% from WC flushes when retrofitted with these devices. The investment in these devices is greatly outweighed by the monetary and environmental benefits.

Al Majal, based in Seeb, is currently conducting free energy and water audits in major establishments including the trial installation of water saving devices and waterless urinals. These initiatives are part of a recently launched national initiative, the One Million Taps Program. Al Majal is likewise conducting CSR assessment and programming for different sectors in Oman.

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