Within the first stage, the system circulates water through a series of tank chambers that enable the settling of deposits, while simultaneously aerating the water through inbuilt flow channels. The natural UV of the sun provides additional sterilization while wetland plants are used as a medium of bio-filtration.
The second stage, sees the water being drawn from the wetland simulator and then pumped through a series of fine mesh and carbon filters, while finally being passed through a UV sterilization unit and then stored for use within the guesthouse.
The Muize BnB is located very close to a natural wetland area and virtually accross the road from the beach. The groundwater is slightly salty to the taste, hence the reason for this design philosophy. "While our water system is perfectly filtering and cleaning groundwater for household use, we eventually we want to be able to test the system to recycle grey water through the wetland simulator" says owner and designer, Daniel Blaauw, who worked as an engineer in the oil and gas industry before taking a step into the guesthouse industry. The natural bio-filtration that wetlands offer is exceptional and there is loads of information online on how biofiltration works to improve the quality of water and even grey water.
For now, The Muize Bed and Breakfast has shut off its valves to municipal water, and guests are enjoying impact free water usage while on holiday in Cape Town. So if the water crisis is deterring you from your trip to one of the world's most popular tourism destinations, then don't. The Muize Bed and Breakfast has ensured your water security for the holiday season.
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