water purification

As you may be aware, there is a significant shortage of clean drinking water in the world, and this shortage is only expected to increase. Currently, approximately two billion people do not have access to clean drinking water. Reason enough for all of us to handle our water usage with care.
On the islands of the Caribbean, water is often one of the most expensive resources. Freshwater is typically purified from seawater, a process that requires a substantial amount of electricity generated by large diesel generators. The diesel used is transported by large tankers, making the entire process unsustainable. For these reasons, the villas designed by Dutch Caribbean Property are equipped with water-saving applications as standard.


Living in the Caribbean automatically means a higher need for (fresh) water. Through water re-use, we aim to fulfill this need in a more conscious manner. One of the three pillars of Dutch Caribbean Property is water conservation, but we also think that water saving should never compromise comfort. It needs to be done smarter.
For this reason, the homes are equipped with a grey water recycling system and a water purification installation, allowing us to recycle 95% of shower and bath water. Condensate from the washer-dryer and air conditioning can also be collected and purified. The treated and disinfected reused water is suitable for toilet flushing, washing machines, garden irrigation, and refilling swimming pools, a significant saving and pleasure especially during the drier months in the tropics.

 Dutch Caribbean Property has partnered with Hydraloop, a company that designs and manufactures decentralized water recycling products. They offer various smart, innovative water recycling products for residential, commercial properties, hotels, and recreational parks. Hydraloop contributes to sustainability certifications such as LEED and BREEAM. Hydraloop made it possible to follow the purification process on your mobile phone using the Hydraloop app.

rainwater reservoir

In tropical regions, we experience different rainy seasons. For example, Curaçao may experience significantly more rain in certain months than in others. During these months, it is possible to capture, purify, and reuse rainwater in households. With a sloped roof, up to 90% of rainwater can be captured, while with a flat roof, it’s around 80%. Research shows that an average family of four consumes about 100m3 of water annually. At the same time, Curaçao can capture about 90m3 of water annually with a roof surface area of 150m2. In theory, a home could self-supply water by capturing and purifying rainwater. Dutch Caribbean Property includes these rainwater purification systems as standard in our villas.

*did you know?

Only about 2.5% of the Earth’s water is fresh water, and much of that is inaccessible, being frozen in glaciers or ice caps and with the growing population water will become scarcer.