Water Conservation Devices

 

Water Conservation Devices / Intro

Water conservation should not be considered an option any longer. Current circumstances require our full attention if we hope to thrive as a civilization. If these statements sound dramatic, it is because much of the world is currently suffering due to a lack of clean water.

Statistics around the reveal that our fresh water supply is practically nonexistent. That is why it is so important to seek out, find and start using all the innovative water conservation solutions and methods that are available today.

Whether you live in Australia or China or the US, it is time to wake up and take responsiblity. It is easy to practice water conservation in the home, but there is more to be done. Our world needs help on a commercial level as well so that our waste can be controlled in such areas as agriculture and irrigation.

Water Conservation ideas are cropping up in exciting legislation. That’s why our participation in the voting process is so important. Let’s act now, so our kids will have a brighter, greener future.

Water Conservation Devices / Find the products that make a difference…

Throughout the past few years, developments in water conservation technology have produced a number of devices as the importance of conservation of water has risen. These include a wide variety of water conservation products including those for plumbing, cleaning, gardening, and pool maintenance as well as entire systems for water recycling and rainwater harvesting.

Water Conservation Devices / Dual Flush

The United States, like Australia and many other countries are experiencing more erratic weather that places a significant strain on water resources.

This can no longer just be ignored. Any house hold that still uses an old toilet flushing cistern, should give very serious thought to converting to dual flush.

A dual flush system is probably the single most significant water saving invention to date.

The Dual Flush toilet that was developed 25 years ago in Australia is such a success story that it has been mandatory throughout Australia for many years, and most of the country has been retrofitted with Dual
Flush, significantly reducing the strain on their fresh water supply.

They are now available around the world from different manufacturers.

Further information on Dual flush systems in the United States  >>more

Water Conservation Devices / Toilet Tank Bank

• Worry-free water savings for the lifetime of the toilet. Displaces
0.8 gallons per flush.

• Easy-to-fill, patented air lock and fill valve – no water evaporation

• The Tank Bank™ is the easiest device to use to save water – fill to
top, snap to close and hang in toilet tank

• Every flush saves water with maintenance-free toilet tank
displacement bag; up to 0.8 gallons per flush!

• Constructed of non-corrosive materials that resist microbes & fungal growth

• Anti-evaporation snap/airlock means the bag never needs refilling
and prevents odours.

To find toilet bank tanks go to Green Logic.


Water Conservation Devices / Rain Harvesting

Simply the best rain collecting and storage device: Aquabarrel.com Rainwater harvesting is a technology used for collecting and storing rainwater from rooftops, the land surface or rock catchments using simple techniques such as jars and pots as well as more complex techniques such as underground check dams.

The techniques usually found in Asia and Africa arise originate from practices employed by ancient civilizations within these regions and still serve as a major source of drinking water supply in rural areas. Commonly used systems are constructed of three principal components; namely, the catchment area, the collection device, and the conveyance system.

As civilizations have become more technologically advanced, more efficient methods are now available throughout the world. One of the best known and respected companies for rainwater harvesting kits and accessories is Aqua Barrel. To view their kits and accessories simply click on the picture of their blue ad (above and to the left).
Water Conservation Devices / Showerheads

Features:
• (1.5 GPM) Powerful, two-setting massage spray showerhead that does not sacrifice performance for efficiency
• Flow control technology: greater force at low pressure!
• Rated #1 showerhead by leading industry organization
• Conserves water and saves money while enhancing pressure, performance and appearance! • 9-jet turbo massage is adjustable: gentle needle spray to forceful jet
• Saves 40% more energy & water
• Non-removable flow compensator
• Non-aerating spray means less temperature loss with maximum energy savings
• Pressure-enhancing construction • Consistent flow rate regardless of water pressure
• Self-cleaning and maintenance-free
• Installs easily by hand and without tools
• Corrosion-resistant, high-impact ABS thermoplastic body
• Meets or exceeds ANSI specifications
• California Energy Commission-certified
• 10-year guarantee

Find this showerhead, plus others at E3 Living.

Water Conservation Devices / Teflon Tape

This product is used to quickly seal indoor and outdoor leaks, thereby saving lots and lots of water.

For use with threaded fixture installations. ½” x 60”. Teflon tape makes quick work of sealing and lubricating male pipe threads of all sizes.

Some kits include a leak detection tablet and tips, two moisture-resistant packets containing FDA-certified, and nontoxic dye tablets that are used to detect leaks in toilets. Instruction card also includes useful tips to fix leaky faucets. Tablet detects leaks in large or small toilets – darker color for easier detection. Easy to follow instructions are included printed in both English and Spanish.

To check out this product further go NRG.
Water Conservation Devices / Kitchen Swivel Aerator

Features:
• Dual-spray functionality meets efficiency in this swivel aerator, including wide-spray radius and water-pausing on/off valve, perfect for washing dishes.
• Featuring the same technology as our world-class showerheads.
• Swivel spray aerator with pause valve
• Powerful 1.5 GPM flow, controlled by proprietary flow compensator
• Pause action halts flow but keeps temperature consistent
• Control from soft spray to solid stream
• 10-year guarantee • Up-and-down action to change spray settings
• Rubberized grip for easy adjustment
• Internal design prevents clogging
• Saves 30% more energy & water
• Dual threads for easy installation
• Meets or exceeds ASME standards
• C.S.A.-certified
• Practical for everyday use and a great water and energy saver
• Attaches to your current faucet to allow swivel and water flow control
• Dual standard thread
• 15/16 x 27 male threads
• 55/64 x 27 female threads

For more information on this device jump to Green Feet.
Water Conservation Devices / Tankless Water Heaters

A tankless water heater provides hot water only when needed. It heats water on demand.

Tankless Water Heaters Save Money, Energy & Water.Here’s how it works: You turn on the hot water tap, the system rapidly heats cold water (which travels through a pipe into the unit), and hot water flows to your tap as long as you’d like. That means you won’t run out of hot water in the middle of a shower.

Because of the energy efficient capabilities of tankless water heaters you will notice big savings in your monthly utility bills. Just be sure to choose these devices wisely. Our research indicates that tankless water heaters supplied through the Low Energy Systems will yield good results.

Go to their web site by clicking on their green ad (see on left). Once on the Low Energy Systems site, check out how you can have one of their tankless water heaters installed in your home. There is also information on their site on how you can obtain a substantial tax credit by using this energy efficient device.

Water Conservation Devices / Bathroon Aerators

Bathroom aerators usually are chrome plated or brass. They provide a more projected and pressurized spray than most kitchen aerators. And bathroom aerators generally cost even less, ranging anywhere from $2 to $5 each.

Bathroom faucets without these attachments can use anywhere from 2 to 4 gallons of water per minute. New low flow bathroom aerators use as little as 1 to .5 gallons per minute and all without reducing water pressure.

Features:
• Half the flow, twice the power. Commercial-grade aerators for the home.
• Highly efficient, chrome-plated brass faucet aerators.
• High-pressure needle spray makes cleaning a breeze!
• High-pressure 1.0 GPM flow rate
• Innovative dual-thread system to accommodate both male and female applications
• Saves 55% more water and energy
• Housing constructed of solid brass with highly polished chrome finish
• Includes housing, flow control, stainless steel screen, and all other parts necessary for proper installation and operation
• Internally and externally threaded with 15/16 x 27 threads inside and 55/64 threads inside
• Does not contain any unplated brass components
• Provides an even spray pattern
• Flow control constructed of long-lasting Celcon plastic
• Flow rates at 80 PSI maximum
• Life expectancy of approximately 10 years
• Meets or exceeds ASME standards
• California Energy Commission-certified
• 10-year guarantee

To find aerators for your faucets visit your local hardware store, Home Depot or Lowes. They are also included in many water conservation kits.

Water Conservation Devices / Flow Meter Bag

This kit bag doubles as flow meter bag to identify water wasters throughout the home. You can see for yourself how many gallons per minute you are saving with your new, energy-efficient showerheads and aerators.

This very cool bags are part of most water conservation kits – follow this link to find these kits.

Water Conservation Devices / Toilet Tank Bank

• Worry-free water savings for the lifetime of the toilet. Displaces 0.8 gallons per flush.
• Easy-to-fill, patented air lock and fill valve – no water evaporation
• The Tank Bank™ is the easiest device to use to save water – fill to top, snap to close and hang in toilet tank
• Every flush saves water with maintenance-free toilet tank displacement bag; up to 0.8 gallons per flush!
• Constructed of non-corrosive materials that resist microbes & fungal growth
• Anti-evaporation snap/airlock means the bag never needs refilling and prevents odors.

To find toilet bank tanks go to Green Logic.

Water Conservation Devices / Toilet water Saver – Fill Cycle Diverter

A patented, fast and easy water saver, this product takes excess water from the bowl and diverts it to the tank to reduce water consumption. (This is NOT a flow-restricting device). Inexpensively saves up to 75% of the fill cycle water – up to ½ gallon per flush Save up to 2,700 gallons of water per year, installs in minutes, no tools needed.

For more on these fill cycle diverter go to Nuprana.
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For more information on the importance of water conservation follow these links:

Importance of Conservation of Water

Water Conservation Statistics

Water Conservation Methods

Water Conservation Solutions

Australia Water Conservation Programs

Water Conservation in the Home

Water Conservation For Kids

Irrigation Water Conservation

Water Conservation Kits

Gardening Water Conservation

Water Conservation Technology

Water and Soil Conservation

Outdoor Water Conservation

Water Conservation Ideas

Water Conservation Legislation

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