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Artificial wetlands helping hoteliers manage waste water - 3 months ago, 24 Jan 03:00

Caroline Chebet

Sounds of croaking frogs and quacking ducks in a pool of water draws one to an expansive field of a hotel within the Masai Mara National Reserve.

The field aptly mirrors the new technology fast being adopted by hoteliers in managing waste through sustainable initiatives.

The technology, known as constructed wetlands, seeks to solve challenges of waste management in institutions like schools and hotels through adoption of the technology that imitates a wetland.

“It is an excellent technology where we artificially construct wetlands to clean the waste water before releasing it to the environment. In the process, wetlands are constructed in small ponds and reeds planted across,” Duncan Mwangi, the Sarova Mara Hotel manager says.

The need to properly treat and recycle the 93 cubic metres of water used daily before releasing it to the environment birthed the idea. Besides being environmentally friendly, it also incorporates conservation of animals ...
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