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Maintenance Manager at Suncoast, John van Zyl and his team has embarked on a mission of making SUNCOAST an environmentally-friendly building by implementing water-harvesting techniques.
A pilot project for the casino floor – which covers more than 7000sqm and uses six Air Handling Units (AHU) to regulate the temperature – the water-harvesting technique used by John and his team has assisted SUNCOAST in saving an approximate 1 209 600 litres of water per month.
“Each AHU will give us approximately 280 litres per hour at an outside air temperature of 25°C with 33% humidity, which adds up to approximately 6 720 litres per day per unit. As the humidity increases so will the hourly litre rate increase or alternatively as the humidity decreases the rate will decrease,” John explains.
The water is passed through primary and secondary strainers before being collected in tanks, which is then treated with a chlorine system to ensure water quality and then pumped to the main domestic water tanks, which are used by all tenants within the casino.
The water has been tested by an independent company, ECOSAFE, who does a quarterly legionella (bacteria that flourish in air conditioning and central heating systems) testing , and has found the water to be safe for human consumption. ECOSAFE carries out a monthly test on the water to ensure it is safe for consumption at all times.
“Water is a very precious commodity and I believe that we, as South Africans, are seeing that thanks to the drought that has wreaked havoc in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of South Africa,” says SUNCOAST Executive Director, Mike Dowsley.
“I believe that it is the responsibility of every single person to play their part in using water wisely and also incorporating systems and measures for recycling water and trash. If we do not do anything about it, who will?” Dowsley asks.
John and his team also harvest approximately 4 500 litres per month from the six Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning HVAC cooling towers. This water is collected in a water tank from where it is pumped to flush the toilets and urinals in the public toilets on the Conference Centre level.
ABOUT SUNCOAST CASINO, HOTELS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
Influenced by the Art Deco style of Miami South Beach, SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is Durban’s leading gamer-tainment destination. It boasts unparalleled atmosphere from its location on Durban’s stretch of palm-lined beaches known as the Golden Mile and is within walking distance of the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Winner of the BMW Supertech KZN Top Business Award – Tourism Category 2014, voted KwaZulu-Natal’s “Best Casino” for the 13th year running, in the 2016 Daily News Your Choice Awards, the 2014 Ask Afrika Orange Index customer service award winning in the Casino Industry category, and recipient of the 2016 certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor.
SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels and Entertainment continues to be an integral part of the Durban entertainment scene.
SUNCOAST has a gaming floor of over 7,000m2, with coinless SMART technology, 1,600 slot machines, 67 gaming tables, and an exclusive Salon Prive called 77 Ocean Drive for higher limit slots and tables.
SUNCOAST opens onto a boardwalk which links to uShaka Marine World to the south and Moses Mabhida stadium and Blue Lagoon to the north.
There is a superb grassed area between SUNCOAST and the beach offering loungers and umbrellas for the beachgoer.
The SUNCOAST Durban complex also offers 5-star conference and eventing venues plus superior accommodation at the sea-facing Suncoast Towers and SunSquare Suncoast with its Balinese-style spa and stylish Jeera Restaurant.
SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is owned by Tsogo Sun Gaming.