Click technology / Flow restrictor

 

 

Self closing tap

 

 

Sensorflow tap

 

 

 

 

Dual flushing

 

 

Showering

Water Management & Recycling Solutions

Water Saving Products

Taps and Mixers

Click technology

Click technology gives you easy control over how much water you want to use. The user lifts the lever until they feel a slight resistance. This indicates that the fitting is using 50% of its flow. Applying greater pressure results in a click giving 100% flow.

 

Ceramic disc cartridges

A dripping tap can waste a lot of water over a period of time. Taps with a ceramic disc cartridge control water with impeccable precision. The ceramic disc is extremely durable and eliminates the waste of a dripping tap. A dripping tap that wastes 1 litre of water per hour is the equivalent of wasting 1460 full WC flushes a year.

 

Flow restrictors

Fitting a water flow restrictor allows you to control the amount of water a tap uses. Water usage is determined by water pressure and the size of valve in the tap. Where there is particularly high water pressure, a tap could be delivering many unnecessary litres of water per minute. A mixer tap restrictor is designed to give a maximum of 6 litres of water per minute up to a pressure of 3 bar.

 

Self closing taps

Self closing taps can be set to run for a pre-determined amount of time - typically 10 to 15 seconds. This is determined during installation. This ensures that the taps are not left on and prevents accident flooding. Ideal for schools and high uses areas such as airports.

 

Sensorflow taps

An Integral sensor shuts off after 3 seconds from when hand is removed.

Spouts with integral sensors detect hands within the sensing range and the solenoid valve is opened. The valve remains open for 3 seconds after the removal of hands and up to a maximum of 30 seconds if a hand or object is continuously detected.

Spouts with remote sensors operate differently. When hands are detected within close proximity of the sensor, the solenoid valve opens and water is delivered for a maximum of 30 seconds. The solenoid valve can be closed within this period by a second activation of the sensor.

 

WC’s

Dual flushing

Its not always necessary to perform a full flush every time you go to the toilet so all Ideal Standard and Armitage Shanks push button close coupled WCs have dual flush cisterns as standard. These cisterns have two buttons – the small button delivers 4 litres for a short flush, the large button delivers 6 litres for a long flush. This saves over 25% of water vs a 6 litre cistern.

 

Water saving cisterns

Flushing with a smaller cistern is one of the most effective ways of saving water. Current water regulations require WCs to flush on a maximum of 6 litres. However over 60% of WCs installed in the UK still have cisterns that flush on 7.5, 9, 11 or even 13 litres. By installing a 6 litre WC and cistern you could save anything from 20% to 50% of water per year.

 

New delayed flush cisterns

Delayed flush cistern technology prevents the cistern from filling with water before the flush is complete, guaranteeing no additional water is wasted. This is particularly suitable in high water pressure situations.

 

Baths and showers

Low capacity baths

An average 1700 x 700mm bath will hold between 175 and 210 litres of water to the overflow. The Alto water saving bath only needs 149 litres of water to the overflow. That saves 15-28% of water.

 

Shower baths

Where space is limited, shower baths are designed to allow you to have a shower and a bath in the same area. These have a dual water saving advantage with the opportunity to have a water saving shower combined with a low capacity bath.

 

Showering

Water usage is dependent on the type of shower used (e.g. conventional vs power), water pressure, size of valve and the length of time in the shower. Some showers use anything from 10 to more than 30 litres of water per minute. One way to save water whilst keeping the benefits of a good shower is to fit a shower restrictor.

A restrictor is designed to give you a maximum of 9 litres of water per minute up to a pressure of 3 bar (note you need a minimum pressure of 0.3 bar to achieve 9 litres per minute). It is fitted between the shower valve and the shower hose set. It is recommend for use with Trevi or Ideal Standard Showers but it is not recommended for use with Trevi Boost.