US water-management tech flows into UAE

Specialised water-management company launches new technology in UAE

An example of an EPIC chamber
An example of an EPIC chamber

A specialised water management, irrigation and environmental company has been launched in the Middle East.

EPIC Green Solutions offers innovative systems and solutions for use in urban and agricultural irrigation, stormwater management and bio-filtration of water. The international company, which is based in the UAE, uses patented technology originally from the US.

According to EPIC Green’s co-founder, Charlie Fleifel, “EPIC Green Solutions is an innovative environmental company that boasts state-of-the-art systems and solutions that can green the region in a sustainable manner.”

The company’s systems and solutions, designed by world-renowned environmental experts and manufactured in technologically-advanced laboratories and factories, collect, filter, store and channel ground and rainwater for re-use in both public and private spaces of varying sizes.

“Our efficient water system is the only one of its kind in the world and, we believe, is going to drastically alter people’s perceptions about irrigation, managing stormwater, conserving water and consequently transforming our environment for the better,” said Fleifel.

EPIC, an acronym for Environmental Passive Integrated Chamber system, uses simple technology, is low maintenance and is designed in an organic fashion that follows the laws of nature allowing water savings of up to 50% to 80%.

“Our subsurface irrigation system is endorsed by leading landscape architects and environmental engineers. and can be installed anywhere, from private homes to hotels, government buildings, schools, hospitals, public parks, farms and more,” said MD Bart Rehbein.

“Our systems aim to encourage people in the Middle East to re-use grey water, which is essentially water that’s generated from domestic activities such as laundry, dishwashing and bathing, and which can be recycled on-site for uses such as landscape irrigation and constructed wetlands.

“Our system is particularly useful for hospitals, hotels and schools, and will open people’s eyes to the fact that every single drop of water should be properly utilised and not wasted,” said Rehbein.

According to the World Economic Forum, 44% of the world’s population currently lives in areas of high water stress, with the Middle East estimated to reach absolute water scarcity by 2025.

“The positive and direct impacts of decisions relating to water sustainability that are made today will become evident a lot sooner than one might expect,” said Fleifel.

EPIC Green Solutions, a Medrar Financial Group company, recently acquired the rights to patented products and systems from well-known international environmental service firm Rehbein Environmental Solutions Inc. (RESI) of the US.

“We look forward to helping ‘green’ the Middle East and educate people in both the private and public sectors about the importance of saving water,” concluded Fleifel.

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