Intelligent consumption is one of the main trends of our time. How to reduce your water consumption and, consequently, your financial expenditure, according to Grohe experts
Sustainable consumption means using all resources – from natural resources to economic ones – sparingly. Saving water, for example, will not only reduce consumption of water itself but also the electricity used to collect, transport, treat, distribute and, most importantly, reduce financial expenditure. The monthly statistics clearly shows that together with hundreds of liters of water thousands of roubles go down the drain. But correcting the situation is easy enough. In our article we will tell you what modern technologies will allow to reduce water consumption, pay less to the meter and get more pleasure from habitual water procedures.
1. Infrared mixers
No-touch faucets deliver water only when it is needed. The moment you take your hands off the spout, the mixer automatically stops. This cuts your water consumption by up to 70%.
2. Water flow controllers
Air terminal devices help you reduce consumption and maintain a comfortable flow. These are small perforated devices fitted on the spout. They mix water with air, reducing consumption and creating a softer, more even stream, without affecting your perception of the intensity of the water. Many of the brand’s shower heads feature GROHE EcoJoy technology, which automatically reduces water consumption by up to 9.5 l/min, while single-lever taps can reduce water consumption by up to 50% without compromising comfort.
3. The eco-shower
Thermostatic faucets are ideal for those who like to start their day with a refreshing shower. They help you to take an unnecessarily long shower, avoid running the water at the right temperature and enable you to keep it at the right temperature for the duration of the shower. Moreover, choosing the right shower fittings will allow you to get the most out of your bathing experience and perhaps even avoid the need for a bath (it takes between 100 and 200 liters of water to fill a bathtub and only about 40 liters to take a shower). For example, the voluminous and soothing GROHE Tempesta overhead shower with its large shower head (250 mm diameter) and integrated GROHE EcoJoy water-saving technology makes it possible to enjoy the shower and take care of the planet.
4. Water saving flush systems
Our flush actuation technology also protects the environment. The Start/Stop system (flush actuated by a single button) and Dual Flush technology (which looks like two buttons of different sizes) offer the most economical choice in terms of water consumption. With the Start/Stop system, a single press on the flush plate activates the water flow, while a second press on the flush plate stops it. With the dual flush technology, a large flush (6 liters) and a small flush (3 liters) are activated by pressing the various buttons. However, the small flush is also effective due to the powerful flow and the active water rotation.
5. Drinking water straight from the faucet
Drinking water straight from the tap is not only convenient, but also economical. Producing 1 liter of bottled water consumes up to 7 liters of plain water and emits up to 600 grams of carbon dioxide during the production and transport processes. The resource-saving GROHE Blue water system offers the possibility to drink clear, chilled water directly from the faucet – or even sparkling water if you prefer.
The water system also allows you to:
- Eliminate the use of 800 large plastic bottles a year;
- reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere;
- save on the purchase and delivery of bottled water;
- avoid having to lug heavy crates and bottles.
Making a contribution to water conservation is actually easier than it looks!