BLANCO Water Saving taps
Eco/6 Litre kitchen taps
Whatever the weather, water is a precious resource and we all have a responsibility to conserve it by reducing consumption. At BLANCO we have developed a comprehensive range of eco kitchen taps specifically to cater for the increased demand for taps with restricted water flow. This is not only important for the general householder but also for builders, architects and specifiers who require fittings that comply with the Code for Sustainable Homes.
The code for Sustainable Homes was launched by the Government in 2007. It stated that from May 2008 all new homes built are required to have a code rating from 1 to 6 (with 1 being the lowest and 6 being the highest). Homes with higher ratings will be more energy and water efficient, which means they produce fewer carbon emissions and have less of an impact on the environment. For the homeowner it means less waste being created, less energy consumed and therefore lower running costs.
Water usage is one of the nine categories used to measure a home's efficiency. The Code aims to "reduce the consumption of potable water through the use of water efficient fittings, appliances and water recycling systems". This includes sanitaryware, laundry and dishwashing appliances, showers and baths as well as rainwater recycling.
Within the code is a "water usage calculator" which works out the amount of water used in the home per person per day by taking into account all the flow rates of all the appliances and fittings for that particular home. As the kitchen tap is used more than any other tap in the house the flow rate forms an integral part of the overall water usage calculation.
How do water saving taps work?
The BLANCO eco range of water saving kitchens taps has a restrictor or flow limiter factory fitted as standard within the spout. It limits the water flow to six liters per minute. This needs no extra work from the installer, saves a considerable amount of water and still provides a very good visual flow from the tap.
What's more, should you need to reduce flow even more it is possible to supply the full BLANCO range of taps with flow limiters of 5.0, 4.0, or even 1.7 litres per minute to meet the demands of the market.
We believe we have the most comprehensive flow restricted tap range with the best choice of designs and the largest water saving options available on the market today.