Cresset House in Midrand, Gauteng, is a registered NPO that provides residential and work facilities for some 60 adults with intellectual disabilities.
Water is a significant cost in the running of Cresset House, despite some eight million litres of water per annum being recycled via wetland reed beds for use in garden irrigation, municipal water for domestic use and vegetable garden irrigation.
To reduce their dependence on Municipal a plan to install a ring water main pipe connecting the Cresset House property’s 3 boreholes to a water treatment plant has been executed with an anticipated saving, after water treatment costs, of some R240, 000/annum.
Knights Pendragon working with the Rotary Club of Kyalami and Mix FM 98.3 ran a series of radio appeals that raised funds for this water project. A generous donation of three 5,250 litre water tanks for the water purification plant was a great help in contributing to the cost of this water project.
The water project is complete and delivering ample clean water to the Cresset House village for their needs. With this success the potential to deliver the anticipated savings and improve the financial situation of this essential organisation is on track.