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Premier Inn makes a splash with water recycling system

One of Premier Inn’s newest hotels, the Premier Inn at Abu Dhabi International Airport, is the first to feature an innovative greywater recycling system which is already saving 60 litres of water per guest every month.

Devised by independent water management specialist Waterscan, the recycling system works by taking water used for showering and bathing across the hotel’s 300 rooms and treats it through an ultra-filtration membrane before feeding it back into the hotel for use in flushing toilets and for irrigation. The initiative is vastly reducing mains water consumption, already saving an average of 735,000 litres (24%) of mains water each month. 

Matthew Lewis, property development director for Premier Inn Hotels in the Middle East, commented: “Reducing our impact on local water supplies and acting sustainably in the areas we operate is a key driver for Premier Inn Hotels and the Whitbread Group. 

“With water scarcity a significant issue in Abu Dhabi, we wanted to take the lead and become the first ever building and the first hotelier to recycle greywater in Abu Dhabi. The system is producing great results, and we are now rolling it out across the Middle East, designing all our own new hotels in the region with this technology.”

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