There’s 110 million litres of good treated water wasted down the drain every day of the week in the UK, whilst waiting for the hot water to arrive at the hot tap outlet, this is equivalent to emptying 372 Olympic sized swimming pools down into the drainage system every day of the week to be expensively pumped back to the water works and re-treated.
Water, is, however, currently relatively abundant in many parts of the developed world, but is rapidly becoming an increasingly scarce resource. The price of water has been maintained at a relatively cheap level for many years, but prices are set to rise rapidly in the coming years as water demand grows, especially in countries with gradually increasing affluence and where industrialisation is expanding, and as the treatment costs of existing water supplies rapidly increase.
Though actual savings that Aqua-Saver will provide are difficult to determine precisely, during tests an average saving of 40 liters + per tap was normal. This equates to around 44,000 liters per year for a three tap house. It is not possible here to equate how long it might take for the savings in water charges to cover the installation and purchase costs, because every retrofit system is unique (i.e. the length of run from heater to tap), and water charges vary from state to state. As a rough guide, the low cost of most systems and components should be recoverable well within a couple of years, though with the inevitable rising cost of water, this period will almost certainly soon be reduced.
The benefits of having this system installed are: