When it comes to looking after our environment, water consumption must be reduced. Not least because, according to Waterwise:
- Our use of water and energy are closely linked. Operational emissions from the water industry account for nearly 1% of the UK’s total
- A major source of emissions is from using hot water within homes
- Reducing the time spent showering, or the amount of hot water used for cleaning dishes has a significant impact on an individual’s carbon footprint.
Crucially, using water efficiently is one of the best ways to move from an unsustainable world to a sustainable one. And to do this, we need eco-efficient products.
People want eco-efficient products
The average water usage for a standard household in the UK is about 164 m3 per year. The average water bill per household is almost £400 per year. And, the average person uses 140 litres of water every day for cooking, drinking, hygiene or household tasks.
With eco-efficient products, we can all do our bit to reduce the amount of excess water used on a daily basis. Crucially, by taking less water from the natural environment, we won’t just protect water resources, we will also help look after the wildlife that relies on it.
What’s more, eco-efficiency is about more than doing the right thing by our planet. Eco-efficient products also generate greater operational efficiencies and save money. For example, did you know that installing simple devices such as water-efficient taps and showers can lead to substantial financial savings? While an efficient showerhead could reduce household bills by up to £120 per year.
So, it’s no wonder that water-saving products are now highly sought-after by savvy consumers who want to do their bit for the environment and their families.
People want good-quality water
Of course, while water-saving products are now a priority, it’s also true that water is an essential part of daily life. And people need access to high-quality drinking water. But, with many homes suffering from poor-quality tap water, consumers across the UK are now overly reliant on bottled water. And that is extremely damaging to our environment.
Each year, there are billions of plastic water bottles bought, with only a small percentage of these being recycled. And, as it takes an average of 450 years for plastic bottles to disintegrate, the devasting impact of single-use plastic on our environment cannot be underestimated.
What’s more, water in plastic bottles is not always safe. Only this month, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued a recall of bottled water due to arsenic fears. And, according to some experts, plastic bottles may become unsafe when exposed to hotter temperatures, with warnings not to reach for a plastic water bottle to keep hydrated if it has been wilting under a hot sun.
A home water filtration system could provide the answer
An attractive alternative to purchasing bottled water, home water filtration systems are becoming increasingly popular.
Here are just some of the benefits:
- Save almost 2,000 bottles a year, for a family of 4 people, each drinking an average of 2 litres of water per day
- No transport, no packaging (and the negative impact of these)
- Reduce the use of cleaning products: washing powder, softeners, descaling substances.
Why choose the Komeo water treatment unit?
The Komeo from STH WESTCO home water treatment system is an environmentally friendly alternative to purchasing bottled water. With no chemical treatment or salt rejection, unlike softeners, Komeo does not waste any water through regeneration cycles.
Furthermore, in addition to the benefits listed above, Komeo also detects leaks. Where a leak is detected, Komeo automatically shuts down the network (if necessary), while also informing the user. And, with leaks representing 15 to 20% of annual household water consumption, the savings could be substantial.
What’s more, Komeo delivers a huge range of additional benefits. For example, People no longer have to choose between water that’s good to drink and water that doesn’t deposit scale. Instead, it provides high- quality water, ideal for everyday consumption and common household usage, while also protecting pipes and household electrical appliances. So, Komeo ensures optimum drinking water quality while extending the service life of your sanitary appliances (pipes, boiler, taps & valves, etc.) and household electrical equipment.
STH WESTCO is a world-leader in the development of eco-efficient products
At STH WESTCO – as a long-standing actor in the heating and plumbing sector – we’ve been a champion of sustainability for many years now. And we have an enviable reputation when it comes to meeting the most stringent requirements in terms of water quality.
Over the last three decades, we have developed many products that contribute to better environmental performance and energy efficiency in buildings. In fact, our tap range uses the latest technologies, such as aeration or flow limitation, which provides a sufficient water flow for daily use while saving approximately 50% in water consumption.
Continually evolving our range of eco-efficient products, the enhancements of the Komeo water treatment unit are the direct result of our expertise in the development of water treatment systems.