Water recycling at the Olympics
The London 2012 Olympics has kicked off, and along with displaying superb events with top athletes, the Games are also striving to be a Zero Waste event. And one aspect of this is water recycling.
An innovative water filtration scheme has been put in place to save wasting much of the non-drinking water at the Olympics as well. A nearby water recycling plant has the capacity to provide 574 cubic meters of water every day to be used for a range of purposes including:
- Toilet flushing
- Irrigation of the park lands and the fields inside the Olympic Stadium
- Cooling and heating Rainwater harvesting
The water will be purified by large scale carbon filters, stored in a tank, and then pumped into the Park via a dedicated water mains network.
Water is a necessary part of the London 2012 Olympics. Staying hydrated is important for athletes and sports professionals to reach their peak performance and also for the millions of people watching them who may be inspired to get active themselves. The games will also showcase ways of conserving water for essential uses other than drinking thanks to modern methods of water filtration.
Taking care of our environment is of paramount importance, and The Water Delivery Company is excited to see that the biggest, most international event in the world has also highlighted and raised awareness of such a vital issue as sustainability.