Q: Any firsthand info on Water Saver Technologies' AQUS Water Recycling System?
I just read about Water Saver Technologies' AQUS Water Recycling System. What a GREAT idea! Does anyone have firsthand knowledge about this system? What does the AQUS cost to purchase and install? Are special permits needed to put an AQUS in your bathroom? Lastly, any idea on maintenance or upkeep?
For those who haven't heard of it, the AQUS Water Recycling System is a gray water system that uses recycled water from your sink to flush your toilet. Super cool product!
A: AQYS Water Recycling System
Dear RemodelQA user:
Our water conservation system, The AQUS® sold by Sloan Valve Company is based upon the premise that using fresh water to flush a toilet is unnecessary and wasteful. Our system takes 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 the backflow prevention. It simply tries to use reused water as the primary source for flushing the toilet then supplements it with fresh water, as needed. The system can save 4,000 to 6,000 gallons of fresh water per year, takes a couple of hours to install, retails for $395.00 and requires only annual maintenance (15 minutes).
The system has a full Uniform Plumbing Code listing which is recognized throughout the west and southwest. It is, however, always up to the local authority (i.e. inspector) to decide whether a system like the AQUS can be installed in your area.
The system can be purchased at plumbing wholesale locations across the country which supply Sloan Valve water efficiency products or by going to www.IWantAQUS.com to purchase on-line.
Product Line Manager
Sloan Valve Company
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