Africa Energy Indaba

Water Spouts, Taps and Shower Heads

Reduce overall water consumption

Regulating building water supply to suite required demand will significantly reduce overall water consumption. Building water consumption, water use for personal cleaning and water used in cleaning can be reduced by at least half by installing low flow taps and low flow shower spouts. For example, just by installing low flow showerheads will reduce water consumption by around 50-70%, bringing the shower flow down to 6-9 litres a minute from 15 litres, without compromising on water pressure for your users.

For an average shower length of 8 minutes, this can save 60 litres of water. There is also the added benefit of corresponding energy and carbon savings.

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Useful Information

Low Flow Shower Heads

Low-flow showerheads and taps are simple to install to existing plumbing.

Styles & Features

There are many styles and features are available, including flow-adjusting dials and a pause button for breaks.

Payback Period

Shower heads are around 6 months or less depending on the cost of your shower head. The payback period for taps is considerably longer because less water passes through taps and the unit cost for taps is higher in comparison.

Tap Aerators

Tap aerators can be installed to your existing taps instead of replacing the entire tap. Most modern tap spouts (faucet) are threaded to accept aerators.

 

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