Technology

Low-flow water fixtures

Low-flow water fixtures
© Ivan Kurmyshov, image #117577801, 2017, source: Fotolia.com
Resources:
Water
Sector:
All sectors
Investment cost:
Low cost
Payback time:
1.9 - 3.75 Year(s)
Cost savings:
100 - 200€ / Annual savings are estimated to be €29 on water bills and €24 on heating bills.
Resource type:
Water
Investment cost:
Investment cost depends on the scale of the project (i.e. the type and number of fixture chosen, and the cost of fitting/retrofitting)
Assumptions taken in the presentation of the above performance indicators:

Savings on water heating assume an oil-based heating system.

Go with the (low) flow water fixture!

Low-flow water fixtures are a range of easily implementable technologies that help you save water and money by allowing the user to control how much water is consumed.

They use a high-pressure technique to produce a strong and consistent flow that actually uses less water than inefficient traditional fixtures. These clever fittings can be applied to sinks, showers, and toilets.

For instance, while normal taps have a usual consumption of 15 to 18 litres per minute, low-flow models can use as little as 2 litres per minute.

Tip

Check the pressure of your water system to optimise the fitting and choice of low-flow water fixtures (e.g. gravity systems, combi-boilers, unvented water cylinder).

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