water cycle

Fresh water is made, on the premises, in our own desalination plant. However, we don’t produce a lot of water. The desalination plant produces both fresh water and brine water (highly concentrated salt water).

Each liter of Fresh Water results in 4 liters of Brine Water. Our small desalination plant produces a maximum of 15 m³ per day of fresh water and 15 * 4m3 Brine Water.

By having a small plant, we produce both small amounts of Fresh Water and Brine Water. By producing minimal amounts of fresh water, we keep the accompanying brine water to a minimum, which we can make good use of.

Water Use

Fresh water is used, as conservatively as possible, in the kitchen (for cooking and rinsing the dishes) and in the bathrooms, for showering and washing.

Brine water resulting from the desalinated water is used for as many purposes as possible; wash the dishes, to flush the toilets and for construction work.

Wastewater is divided into grey water and black water. Grey water is used in irrigating non-edible, endemic palm trees and plants.

The salty black water goes into sealed septic tanks and then is transferred to Nuweiba’s, water treatment plant.

Water Conservation

  1. We explain our water-cycle (and our efforts towards water conservation?) to all of our guests and their understanding helps us reduce our water consumption.
  2. We set regulations for our staff to use water cautiously.
  3. We have installed water-saving taps that turn off automatically after a few seconds.
  4. We ask our guests to bring their own towels and bedding (except in the chalets ). By doing so we avoid using excessive water and chemicals for Laundry.

Note: On average, each Basata guest uses 70 liters of water per day, compared to an average of 500 liters per guest per day at most conventional hotels.