Saving water protects the environment and reduces costs

Water is the most important foodstuff. It is important for health and personal hygiene. 
We cook, wash and clean with it. Animals and plants are just as dependent on water as industry. The daily per capita consumption in the household in Germany is around 125 litres of water. Alone one third of water consumption in private households alone we flush down the toilet every day - that's over 40 litres of water. of water. The rest is mainly used for showering or bathing, washing our hands, using the washing machine, dishwasher and watering the flowers.

The direct use of drinking water in the household accounts for only the only the smallest part of water consumption. Indirectly, the per capita consumption is many times higher:The production of foodstuffs and industrial goods, trade, commerce and and services require large quantities of water.

Even small changes can reduce water consumption without sacrificing comfort.


Why is saving water so important?

Irrespective of the tariff area and the tariff type, drinking water tariffs and tariff type: they go steeply upwards. When it comes to service charges in the private sector and the operating costs of at first glance, water consumption is not as noticeable as electricity and heating. To costs for drinking water are added to the costs for sewage and  in case of hot water, high costs for hot water production.

Energy costs are particularly noticeable in the production of hot wate: on average, they are a multiple of the cost of lighting.

On top of this come the sewage costs. They are calculated on every cubic metre of drinking water consumed and are higher than the cost of water themselves. So you pay twice for your water: once for using the water that comes out of the tap and once for the fact that it ends up in the the sewage system as wastewater.

Saving water at the tap
Stepping on the brakes when it comes to water consumption pays off in more ways than one. 

In several respects: You reduce your water costs, wastewater costs and costs for hot water production.

How can water be saved when showering and washing hands?

Saving water is particularly easy when it comes to daily personal hygiene. 
Take a shower instead of a full bath. For a full bath you need on average twice as much hot water as for a shower.

Shower systems


The largest item in water consumption is the area of bathing, showering and personal hygiene. It is true that the number of employees who have to shower because of their work is rather manageable. 
But in the case of heavily soiling activities, such as waste collection or sewer cleaning, companies must provide suitable showering facilities.

It is also true that showering uses far less water than bathing in a tub. Nevertheless, care should be taken with the shower head to ensure that the water is finely atomised by small nozzles.

This optimises the showering experience and significantly reduces the water flow. 
Some manufacturers even explicitly point out the low water consumption of water-saving shower heads. 

In contrast to showering, handwashing is an activity that everyone does at work and in everyday life. 
And they do it several times a day. In a large workforce with many employees this adds up to a considerable amount of water that is used.  

If you then consider how often clean drinking water is wasted from the tap  into the drain, you quickly realise the savings potential. Pointing out to the staff not to leave the water running for unnecessarily long is one possibility. It is better to use so-called economy nozzles. In contrast to conventional aerators, water-saving nozzles produce a really "full" jet of water with much less water.Intuitively, the tap is no longer turned up as far as it should be, which reduces the flow rate. Water stoppers that reduce the water jet work even better, e.g. when soaping the hands, interrupt the water jet completely.

How can water be saved when flushing the toilet?

A big item in daily water consumption is flushing the toilet. With a stop button on the toilet cistern or a two-button flush you can roughly halve the amount of running water.

With a rainwater cistern or your own fountain you can save even more on the flood for the toilet. For flushing the toilet and water that is not of drinking water quality is sufficient.

If you want to use your home or company water source or collected rainwater for the toilet, you will need a home water treatment or a water supply system. The automatic pump with docked pressure tank transports the service water from the cistern, the collection tank or the well to the cisterns and to the toilet. 

A temperature that is set too high for hot water consumes unnecessary energy unnecessarily. With every degree less on the heater, boiler or instantaneous water heater, you reduce costs and protect the climate. 
According to studies by Stiftung Warentest, 60 degrees is optimal for safe protection against infections, such as legionella.

In the case of central water heating, as little cold water as possible should run out of the pipe unused. By the time hot water finally reaches the tap several litres of the best drinking water run down the drain. This should not be. By using a circulation pump, you can ensure that consistently hot water to the tapping points at all times. The circulation of the saves water and provides extra comfort and hygiene in the kitchen and bathroom.  However, the constant circulation can too much energy can easily be expended. The water in the circuit must be pumped around the clock, which continuously consumes energy and costs electricity. The clever solution is a circulation control. It automatically switches off the circulation pump when it is not needed.


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How can water be saved in the garden?

The green area around a company and in front of the entrance area is not only an ideal figurehead. The well-kept exterioris also responsible for the first impression. That is why everything in this area should be well maintained and in perfect order. In the hot and dry summer months, watering is often unavoidable.  Especially as the plants should not be permanently damaged by the drought.   

Garden watering systems

A lot helps a lot is not always right. Especially when watering green areas it is important to use a precise dosage. After all, the precious drinking water should not seep away unused into the soil.

For this reason, there are easy-to-install irrigation systems that water the soil of the plants in a targeted manner and as needed. 

In addition to saving water, you also have another advantage: Without any further intervention and even during company holidays, your plants are reliably and sparingly supplied with water.


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Irrigation controllers

When ready-to-connect garden irrigation systems are too small, customised irrigation systems can help.

Depending on your individual requirements and the local conditions, you can put together a perfectly coordinated irrigation system. 

A clever irrigation control system then takes care of the well-dosed water supply.

In this way, you can supply even extensive green areas with a large number of different plants with the vital water effectively and economically.

You can specifically determine when and where and how much watering is required.