Zoomarine to unveil new “water recycling system”

Official inauguration will take place this Saturday

Guia theme park Zoomarine will host a ceremony on Saturday (July 15) to unveil its new System of Wastewater Recycling and Reuse.

The system will be linked to the Albufeira Poente wastewater treatment plant (ETAR) and was created in parternship with regional water authority Águas do Algarve.

The inauguration of the new system will take place at 3.30pm and will be attended by Minister of Environment and Climate Action, Duarte Cordeiro, as well as representatives from several regional and national entities.

Representing an investment of more than €130,000, the new system is expected to “put Zoomarine at the top spots, on a national level” of initiatives that promote environmental sustainability.

It also includes a “tertiary treatment station” and is described as the “one of the first of its kind in the country,” having been in development for four years and been kick-started following a study led by professor Maria João Rosa and her team at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC).

Says Zoomarine, the new system is expected to save “many hundreds of thousands of litres of water per year” in the watering of gardens and green spaces.

The theme park also notes that it had already built in 2014 a 4.7km pipeline to the sea, allowing it to capture (and then release) seawater.

Zoomarine is also due to unveil soon a rainwater harvesting system which it says will help it reduce its environmental footprint even further.