S African hotel firm tackled drought
Cape Town, South Africa – 8 February 2018 –
Tsogo Sun Holdings plans to build a desalination plant that will help supply its Cape Town hotels with their own water, shielding guests of South Africa’s biggest hotel and casino operator from the city’s deepening water crisis, Bloomberg reported.
The alternative source should be in operation for properties including the five-star Westin by early March at the latest, according to Tsogo chief operating officer Ravi Nadasen. That is comfortably ahead of the scheduled May 11 date for so-called Day Zero when city authorities threaten to turn off the taps to residential suburbs.
“There is a plan in place that all of the alternative water sources will come on board before Day Zero comes,” Nadasen said. “The current situation in Cape Town is going to become the new normal. We’ve got to be responsible as well.”