IETT recycles 40 percent of the water it consumes. It saves an average of 84 thousand cubic meters of water annually.
Today, when concrete effects of global warming are seen, the importance of effective and efficient use of water is also increasing. IETT, which brings close to 4 million people of Istanbul to their loved ones, pays attention to the recycling of water used in cleaning the vehicles.
With the physical and chemical treatment facilities established in 13 of the 6 garages owned by IETT, it is possible to recycle wastewater. IETT recycles 40 percent of the water it uses.
SAVING, EQUIVALENT TO THE 4 YEARS OF WATER CONSUMPTION OF THE FAMILY OF 543 PEOPLE
Annual water savings in IETT garages is 84 thousand 729 cubic meters. The daily water consumption of a family of four is 13 cubic meters. In other words, the savings obtained from IETT garages correspond to 4 years of water consumption of a family of 543.
Recycling of water also has financial benefits for IETT. In 2019, the Anatolian Garage saved 57 thousand thanks to water recovery, 29 thousand in Edirnekapı Garage, 24 thousand in Hasanpaşa Garage, 109 thousand in İkitelli Garage and 34 thousand in Kağıthane Garage.
SAVINGS OF 337 THOUSAND TL PER YEAR
The most important saving was realized in Ayazağa Garage. Ayazağa Garage, where rainwater collects seasonally, recycles more than the water it uses. Last year, 21 thousand 154 cubic meters of waste water was converted into Ayazağa Garage, which contributed greatly to water saving, and 84 thousand liras was earned.
IETT's efforts to reduce water waste also attracted the attention of the United States-based National Geographic channel. IETT garages have found wide coverage in the documentary "25 liters" made last year. https://www.natgeotv.com/tr/belgeseller/natgeo/25-litre