Hansgrohe’s tips for saving water: It is becoming increasingly important to conserve this precious resource – every drop counts

Hansgrohe’s tips for saving water

Protect the environment and save costs in the process: It’s as simple as this

Anyone can save water: Some surprisingly simple tricks can often help you to protect our environment and reduce energy consumption. Sometimes it’s a question of technical innovations, but sometimes all that’s needed is to replace a seal. Last but not least, we can make small changes to our everyday habits. It’s more important than ever to save water, because providing drinking water from a technical point of view and wastewater treatment are becoming increasingly expensive. Everywhere we see urbanization, industry and increasing demands competing for the scarce resource of drinking water.

Find out what you can personally do every day for the environment and for your budget here:

Washing your hands, brushing your teeth or shaving – don’t leave the water running

Depending on the faucet, some 1.8 to 5.3 gallons of water are lost in this way – every minute! Therefore, turn off the water when you don’t actually need it or use a tumbler. A wet shave requires only a small amount of water, which you can run into the bowl before shaving.

Dripping fixtures waste thousands of gallons every year

At first glance, a dripping faucet may well have little effect on the individual water bill. However, the sheer number of households means that the extra consumption for the community adds up to unnecessary extra water treatment. Think of the environment and get the faucet fixed as soon as possible.

A full bath needs at least 35 gallons of water

Showering, however, consumes far less water, particularly when using a Hansgrohe shower with EcoSmart technology. Incidentally, the most economic shower is the Croma E 75 Green 1-Jet with Eco-Air technology, our 1.5 GPM shower. For a eight-minute shower, water consumption is only 12 gallons – without sacrificing any of the pleasure.

EcoRight technology from Hansgrohe

The aerator integrated into the spout of the faucet enriches the water with air. This decreases consumption by up to 32% percent to around 1.5 gallons per minute – but with the same high level of comfort. A precision elastomer reacts automatically to changes in the water pressure and changes its shape, ensuring that the water flow is limited at a constant level.

A special flow regulator and specially adapted spray jets also make it possible to save up to 40 percent of the water used by conventional showers. This is made possible by EcoRight regulation technology, which uses an O-ring that reacts flexibly to the water pressure. If the pressure is high, the ring decreases the aperture. At low pressure, it increases the aperture accordingly and thus keeps the water consumption constant. Because less water needs to be heated overall, the smart EcoRight technology helps to save energy as well.

Flushing the toilet uses lots of drinking water

Installing a dual flush toilet or WaterSense approved toilet is particularly worthwhile, since small flushes usually don’t require more than 1 gallon of water. This can save up to 2,642 gallons of drinking water per person per year. This amounts to ten cubic meters – your water bill will tell you what that represents in your locality.

Thinking of the environment when washing your car

Carwashes that reuse the wash water are better for the environment. The water is cleaned in a recycling system and oil residue is separated. An environmentally-friendly carwash not only cleans your car, but is also environmentally sound.

AirPower technology by Hansgrohe

Do you want total showering pleasure? By infusing water and air using Hansgrohe AirPower technology, the droplets become plumper, the shower spray becomes more voluminous and the shower experience more intensive.

Green lawns, but not at any price

Lawns usually do not require watering – even brown grass recovers after the next rainfall. Water should be used sparingly in the rest of the garden, and plants and flowers should only be watered at dusk. In this way, less water is wasted due to evaporation from the plants and pots.

Buying habits have an influence on water consumption

For example, producing 2.2 pounds of paper made from fresh fibers creates 26 gallons of wastewater, while the production of recycled paper obtained from waste paper uses only  4 gallons of water per kilogram and conserves resources.

Graywater processing – the targeted reuse of lightly contaminated wastewater from the shower and bathtub – is really smart. The Pontos AquaCycle system from Hansgrohe prepares wastewater for reuse without the use of chemicals. This saves valuable drinking water. When planned in good time, this technology can be easily integrated in new constructions or complete redevelopments of projects with a process water requirement from 2,000 liters per day. More about water recycling with Pontos AquaCycle.