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Maximising Natural Resources
The Desa ParkCity township is built around a self-sustainable eco-lake at The Central Park. The lake contains bio-filtration pumps which are lined with bacteria-treated lava stones that act as biological filters. Water is sucked through these bio-filters through a pressurised water pipe, then discharged through a cascading water fountain. This innovative water feature design serves as a park feature, as well as, a natural regulator to maintain the oxygen level in the lake and water health to support a wide range of native fishes and aquatic plants. The lake also has a centralised stormwater management system that acts as a buffer during heavy rain, before discharging into the city’s drains.
Throughout our developments, we have maximised the use of local natural resources by developing self-sustainable resources, and also harvesting rainwater to revitalise our environment. In doing this, we are striving to balance development and regeneration.
Rainwater harvesting delivers many environmental, ecological and community benefits. It reduces indirect carbon emissions, is the optimum water source for landscaping and helps to prevent flooding. We have introduced rainwater harvesting tanks in most of the neighbourhoods in Desa ParkCity including Westside I, Westside II, Westside III, Breezeway, One Central Park and Plaza Arkadia, with further plans for our upcoming projects. Rainwater harvesting systems in these neighbourhoods work as temporary water tanks, facilitating the flow of rainwater through an underground drainage network into The Central Park lake and the natural lake at ParkCity TownCenter.