This is something I'm adding to our personal family history, for future generations. I'm sharing it with you, because Mr. Maven is well known in the circles in which he travels, but not here. (Except for that Blodging article.) For the tremendous work he has accomplished and for family pride I give you a very solid step toward saving the planet.
W HOTEL RECYCLING WATER AND SAVING
This past year the W Hotel in Downtown Seattle, implemented a water and condensate recovery system that has recycled 1.5 million gallons of water saving the hotel $56,000 to date in water, sewer and energy charges.
They have accomplished this through the capture of condensate and laundry wash water which is then filtered, stored and redirected for use in the laundry's wash cycles. With financial surrort from Seattle Public Utilities, the project was quickly designed & constructed and immediately began its payback.
Mr. Maven, Chief Engineer at the W Hotel, is very pleased with the project and results. "The system has been absolutely flawless. Seattle Public Utilities supported the $140,000 project with a $60,000 contribution and we expect to beat our goal of a 3-year return."
So, to my own private Kermit. Thank you for saving the planet 1.5 million gallons of water at a time.
~ Kermit The Frog ~