Very often we see that people tend to leave the water running while shaving, soaping the hands, washing face or while brushing the teeth. A great deal of water gets wasted as a result, without people realizing it. Once they realize, it will begin to effect but changing habits’ is not easy and quick.Using a water saving technology in a faucet like a touch less sensor based faucet can help in reducing or saving water. A recent study by a Finish Environment Institute recorded as much as 26% reduction in water usage after installing a touchless faucet for a period of one year. Another issue is of dripping faucets. It may not sound much, but one may be surprised to know that a dripping faucet which drips about 10 drips per minute can waste about 3-litres of water a day. Faucet aerators, which break the flowing water into fine droplets and entrain air while maintaining wetting effectiveness are good water saving remedy.
EcoCap, a smart intelligent technology used by TOTO for his faucets helps in saving water by reducing its consumption. It allows full flow rates with just 3.6 liters of water. You can get full, pleasurable water jets with reduced consumption by mixing air with water without any loss of stream. Delta Faucet Company has developed several groundbreaking technologies that help promote water conservation in the bath and kitchens. Its proprietary H2Okinetic Technology®, for example, is an innovative shower technology that uniquely shapes and affects the water it delivers to create larger water droplets that retain heat longer for a more drenching shower experience. Using this technology on a shower flowing at a rate of 5.6 liters per minute allows consumers to reduce their water usage without compromising their shower experience. Another offering in this segment in the line is the GROHE Ondus Digital and GROHE F-digital faucets use the latest digital interfaces and technology to help you save water with programming Options to control flow rate, temperature and duration in faucets. It is also possible to program an intermittent ‘stop/start’ flow so there’s no need to keep turning the faucet on an off while brushing your teeth. Faucets lead the way to water consumption and certainly if consumers are not so keen on water saving, house designers do have options that can change any ones habit and ultimately perception.
‘Sustainable bathroom design’ is a big subject, so in order to do justice to the coverage, Surfaces Reporter decided to take each aspect of sustainability one at a time, to do a bit of our part in spreading the awareness. Since the industry revolves around ‘Water’, we chose to start with ‘WATER FRIENDS’, a term coined to address the responsible brands who are providing thoughtful innovations and inspirational designs that address water conservation and quality.