Why water conservation fixtures?
Our showerheads and faucet aerators—designed by award-winning innovator Sustainable Solutions International Tapware—employ cutting-edge technology to save significant volumes of water. And remember, the more water you save in the shower, the less water you need to heat--so the lower your utility bills and smaller your carbon footprint.
If the average three-person household in California refitted its standard showerheads and faucet aerators with EnviroPlumbing high-efficiency models, residents could save:
10,074 gallons of water per year
52 therms of natural gas per year (for heating water)
$65.52 per year for natural gas (assumes price of $1.26 per therm)
614 pounds of CO2 emissions per year
Rest assured: You need not sacrifice an invigorating morning shower for frugality. Our mighty fixtures actually augment shower power. Moreover, by painlessly moderating water flow, family members can enjoy consecutive showers without a startling jolt of icy water.
How water conservation fixtures work…
For all of our services, EnviroPlumbing uses the most effective, efficient and environmentally sound products available. When it comes to water conservation fixtures, SSI Tapware provides the best.
SSI Tapware utilizes a patented vacuum booster that compresses water droplets and then shoots them out at almost double the force of a standard showerhead. In fact, many homeowners in low-pressure areas install SSI Tapware mostly for improved water pressure.
Why high-efficiency toilets?
Due to the inopportune combination of rocketing demand and critical shortages, water conservation has become a top priority nationwide—especially here in California. Over the course of a single year, EnviroPlumbing’s dependable and stylish toilets can save thousands of gallons of water.
If the average three-person household in California replaced its standard toilet with an EnviroPlumbing "dual flush" toilet, residents could save:
12,318 gallons of water per year (if replacing a 3.25-gallon-per-flush toilet)
3,285 gallons of water per year (if replacing a 1.6-gallon-per-flush toilet)
Our environmentally-friendly toilets come in a variety of designs, from modern to classic colonial.
How high-efficiency toilets work…
Have you ever owned a "water conserving" toilet that requires so many flushes you wonder if you’re conserving any water at all? For our super-reliable toilets, "dual flush" means "single flush."
The clever dual-flush method allows a user to select either a full or partial flush. Then, by creating a powerful siphon, the toilets make water work harder to clear the bowl and carry waste through the sewer pipe.
Our high-efficiency toilets use up to 70 percent less water than a standard toilet.
The Metlund® Hotwater D'Mand® System
The Metlund® Hot Water D'MAND® System consists of an electronically controlled pump and valve assembly that allows for the rapid delivery of hot water to plumbing fixtures without the loss of cold water down the drain.
The D'MAND System is activated when someone creates a demand for hot water by activating the pump with any one of a number of methods. At that time, the Hot Water D'MAND System pumps the hot water to the plumbing fixtures. Once hot water reaches the pump, the System detects a 3° to 4° temperature rise and completely shuts off so there is no loss of energy or water!
||The Metlund D'MAND System is the only UL Listed and Uniform Plumbing Code Listed hot water distribution system that is recognized by the US Department of Energy to save both water and energy.
Its features include:
- Automatic "fail-safe"
- 3-year (S-50) or 5-year (S-70T and S-02) warranty
- Life expectancy 15 to 20 years
- Less than $1.00 a year to operate
- Delivers hot water within seconds to more than one fixture
- Delivers hot water without wasting cold water down the drain
- System only operates when there is a demand for hot water
- Simple installation for new and existing homes
- Works with all standard water heaters (gas, electric, tankless, or propane)
- Title 24 Compliance (CA only)
- "No Sweat" easy installation package available with optional remote control button
- IAPMO "Uniform Plumbing Code" approved
- UL Listed
How it works
At the push of a button, the Metlund® Hot Water D'MAND® System circulates the ambient temperature water in the hot water pipes (water that is normally lost down the drain) back to the water heater. This occurs up to 80% faster than just letting the water run down the drain—the usual scenario. Depending on the plumbing layout, the route and time can vary. The Metlund D'MAND System moves the water so rapidly, that hot water arrives at the fixtures before the heat is lost through the pipe.
As the ambient temperature water in the cold water line travels towards the hot water heater, the D'MAND System fills the hot water line with hot water. When the hot water reaches the D'MAND System, a thermal sensor (thermistor) senses a temperature rise and quickly closes the zone valve while it shuts the pump off. The sophisticated electronic circuitry that does this is attached to the high-performance pump housing.
This results in getting hot water to the fixtures four to five times quicker (on average), greater convenience in not having to wait, a savings in water and energy, and a reduction in sewage costs. As a by-product of these savings, a cumulative result is the improvement of air quality.
The Metlund D'MAND System can utilize the cold water line as a return line or use a dedicated return line. By using the existing cold water line, it is easy to retrofit existing homes or businesses. Special plumbing is not needed, and since the System will not allow for hot water to cross over to the cold water line, all the cold water fixtures still have cold water.
Cost savings with the Metlund® D'Mand® system
If each home saved only 20 gallons of water each day, or 7,300 gallons per year, then in one year the impacts would be...
For the Homeowners
- 7,300 Gallons of water saved
- $151 Saved (including natural gas for water heating, water, and sewer) OR
- $175 Saved (including propane for water heating, water, and sewer) OR
- $242 Saved (including electricity for water heating, water, and sewer)
For the Water Utilities
- 7,300 Gallons of water not pumped, treated and supplied to the homes
- 7 Kilowatt-hours of electricity saved
- $1 Saved for energy
- $0.006 Saved for chemicals
- 7,300 Gallons of wastewater not removed from the homes, treated and returned to the environment
- 16 Kilowatt-hours of electricity saved
- $2 Saved for energy
- $0.219 Saved for chemicals
For the Electric Utilities
- 1,689 Kilowatt-hours of electricity saved
- 1 Tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions avoided
- 0.074 Tons of Nitrogen Oxides avoided