(MENAFN Editorial) DEAD SEA, Jordan “ April 7, 2014 “ To mark World Water Day, held annually in March every year, King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hilton (KHBTCC) today announced the installation of a new environmentally-friendly water purification system
The plant, which is located next to the Convention Center, filters and refines rain water gathered from a dam lying in the hills close to KHBTCC using a reverse osmosis (R.O) system, capable of removing impurities in the water via a series of membranes. The distilled and cleaned water is then re-used in the Convention Center and at the upcoming Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, scheduled to open later this year
The project will not only save up to 30% of the annual water consumption but will also be safely used for irrigation, washing, toilet flushing and construction activities.
Garabid Bedivian, director of engineering, Hilton KHBTCC, commented: "This project reflects our commitment to Hilton Worldwide's "Living Sustainably" campaign. We are true believers that sustainable practices deliver great guest experiences and help protect the world in which we live. I expect this project to deliver significant environmental benefits for the company but also for the surrounding landscape as we help conserve one of Jordan's most precious resources."
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