London sites to harvest water

A water-harvesting tank in a garden centre in Surrey, a green wall inside an upmarket London clothes store and the installation of a borehole at the site of an ancient well in the Tower of London show the diverse opportunities for irrigation engineering firm Watermatic, according to managing director Zac Ribak.

The Tower was the venue for a Watermatic-hosted industry conference on water sustainability last Wednesday. Watermatic has completed a feasibility study into the use of harvested water in the visitor toilets at the east London landmark, which is Britain's most popular paid-for attraction with more than two million visitors every year.

Ribak said: "Grey-water harvesting in south-east England is an exciting proposition. The technology isn't ours; we source what's best."

He added that the inclusion of green roofs on Battersea Power Station in the latest proposals for the London site was "promising".


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