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Wastewater Recycling, East Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Introduction East Kent and Canterbury Hospital is one of three main hospitals in the East Kent Hospitals Trust. The Trust identified an opportunity to save water and money at the Renal Unit at the hospital.

Description Water savings were achieved through recycling wastewater that had been sent to drain by the Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant. Water is purified in the RO plant and used in the renal unit. Water is diverted to a holding tank via pipe work and then to a larger redundant tank in a separate plant room. Water is then reused to flush all the toilets and urinals in the main operating theatre areas and the accident centre area.

The Trust aims to recover the project costs in less than three years. Annual maintenance costs of the system are minimal.

Project team East Kent Hospital Trust Environment Agency

Further information

environment-agency.gov.uk