Why are the water bills so high for this Hotel? – 30 litre per minute showers that’s why!
Author: Graham Mann, Water Audit Expert.
Many hotels, sports and leisure facilities have very high water bills due to inefficient water fittings.
A significant area of water / inefficiency is through showers pumping out 30 litres per minute contributing to high water bills and high energy bills for the heating of hot water.
In the short video below I recorded a flow rate of 30 litres per minute and as you can see in the video the water cannot escape quickly enough as the shower is pumping out so much water.
It is often a common misconception that a high quality shower is one that pumps out water in vast quantities and customers will complain but more and more people prefer environmentally responsible companies and obvious wastage is often frowned upon.
Simple effective low cost changes will make a huge difference both on high water bills and energy costs by removing a high flow rate shower and replacing it with a water savings shower of say 8 litres per minute.
An example below is a water saving shower which retails at around £25 each, the unit is engineered internally so that the water ejects through the shower outlets at specific angles, this is called twin jet technology to create optimum water droplet size and pressure with over 300,000 droplets per second, the result is an immersive full body shower.
So replacing the high flow rate water wasting showers with a low flow rate, water efficient shower but does not mean a lesser quality shower.
This shower type is the best in the market I have ever seen and experienced and we recommend it to all of our it to all of our clients when carrying out water audit surveys.
For more information on this water saving shower go to www.methven.com