Sloan Valve Company has just launched a new model of AQUS®, the small-scale water reuse system, which is easier to install and more consumer-friendly than ever. The new HMA-7000 model of the AQUS system operates the same way as the existing HMA6000 unit with some notable improvements:
The HMA-7000 is compatible with most toilets on the market today, including dual-flush and one-piece toilets.
It’s significantly easier to install, usually taking less than one hour total.
AQUS has a more consumer look with color and softer, curved lines and edges.
The AQUS water reuse system is based upon the premise that using fresh water to flush a toilet is unnecessary and wasteful. The system collects the water that goes down the bathroom sink, filters and disinfects it, and uses it to flush the toilet. It does not cross connect to the fresh water system nor does it inhibit backflow prevention. It simply recycles used water as the primary source for flushing the toilet, then supplements it with fresh water as needed. AQUS can save up to 6,000 gallons of fresh water per year and requires only annual maintenance.
"Providing products that improve water efficiency is very important to Sloan," says Sherry Davenport, Executive Director of Marketing. "The AQUS water reuse system directly aligns with our company mission to passionately preserve the environment."
An installation video and downloadable technical specifications for AQUS. The AQUS water reuse system has its own page on Facebook; "like" AQUS for updates.
Sustainable Industries magazine named the AQUS system a 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products award winner based on its environmental performance, scalability/market impact, innovativeness, design aesthetic, value and compatibility with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system. In addition, PM Engineer magazine awarded AQUS as one of its 2010 Products of the Year for generating the second highest number of reader inquiries from all plumbing products featured in its magazine or e-newsletters in 2010.