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EcoTrack 11: The big job of being green at Kalahari

Marketing Manager Kristann Hartley tells us, "Kalahari Resorts is very committed to protecting the environment. That's something we consider when we add on... when we continue to build and we continue to move forward." Marketing Manager Kristann Hartley tells us, "Kalahari Resorts is very committed to protecting the environment. That's something we consider when we add on... when we continue to build and we continue to move forward."
"We just put in a Texlon roof system that has greatly increased our savings," she says. "We just put in a Texlon roof system that has greatly increased our savings," she says.
News 11's James Canterbury trying out the heat and light that comes through the roof. News 11's James Canterbury trying out the heat and light that comes through the roof.

More and more people are taking steps to conserve water.

But at one local amusement park, they're taking giant leaps for water conservation.

James Canterbury has this EcoTrack 11 report.

Kalahari, the largest indoor water park in the country, welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests a year. So being green, wherever it can, is a big job.

Marketing Manager Kristann Hartley tells us, "Kalahari Resorts is very committed to protecting the environment. That's something we consider when we add on... when we continue to build and we continue to move forward. Not just for saving cost, but for saving the environment as well."

Some ways are easy to see... if you just look up. "We just put in a Texlon roof system that has greatly increased our savings," she says.

James Canterbury adds, "This roof lets so much sunlight and heat in that you can get a suntan, which I need, if you are willing to take your shirt off -- which I'm not."

No one wants to see that. Fans force warm air near the ceiling back down to the ground, keeping park guests comfortable and saving on heat energy.

Hartley describes other green practices you may not think about when you're enjoying the park. "Currently Kalahari utilizes an ozone laundry system that reduces the time of the wash cycle and the drying cycle. So we're saving energy on that. Also reducing the amount of detergent we put back into the environment."

The biggest water conservation effort they have will be put in place on June 1. It's called the aqua-recycle system. "We will be conserving 13 million gallons of water a year with that system," Hartley says. 

Now that's beyond expectation!

Posted by LS 

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