Already a leader in water and energy conservation in bathroom fixtures, Hansgrohe is preparing to bring to the United States the Pontos Aquacycle grey water system. Currently available in Europe, the Pontos Aquacycle is a compact and efficient way to convert bath and shower water into clean, filtered water for use in toilets, washing machines, interior cleaning, and exterior watering. The Pontos Aquacycle ranges in size from a cabinet shaped basic model, cleaning roughly 237 gallons of water a day, to large, hotel use models that clean 3,300 gallons a day.
Silent and odor-free, the Pontos Aquacycle uses a four chamber system to filter the bath or shower water into clean, usable water: two main recycling chambers, a sediment disposal chamber, and a UV-sterilization chmaber. No date has been set for the US release of the Pontos Aquacycle, but I’ve been told that Hansgrohe is targeting 2009.
The Pontos Aquacycle joins several other green products in Hansgrohe’s EcoRight series. Their showerheads save water without sacrificing power by injecting air into the water flow with their patented EcoAIR technology, resulting in 30%-36% less water usage. Their Croma Green handshowers and showerheads use a flow rate of only 1.6 gallons per minute. Additionally, since 1993 their production facility in Offenburg, Germany has been powered by a huge photovoltaic power generator, reducing roughly 100 tons of greenhouse gases per year.
Check back for updates on Pontos Aquacycle release dates.
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