In this Origin Energy EcoHouse, one EcoVerta™ unit is installed under the kitchen sink.
It is a standard unit but if a dishwasher or other waterusing device were adjacent to the sink an EcoVerta Mixa™ unit would be installed to service all near outlets.
Note there are no power outlets or pumps - just a simple "fit & forget" installation.
The second EcoVerta™ unit is installed in a bathroom/laundry. In
this case it has been installed on the wall under the hand basin for
demonstration purposes only. Normally a less obvious location
would be chosen.
In this location the shower is adjacent to the hand basin and
installation of an EcoVerta Protecta™ unit would enable collection
of diverted cold water from all area outlets whilst providing even hot
water flow at a safe and comfortable temperature.
Since this is a real home being used as a demonstration site we must be able to prove claims of water saving. A water meter has been installed in the saved water pipe line and visitors will be able to see a true measure of water savings made.
This device would not be required in a normal installation - unless the client asked for it.
The CERES Origin Energy EcoHouse house has multiple water saving
systems installed. In this location the water diverted by the EcoVerta™
units is simply delivered into the top of a concrete tank. More elegant
solutions are available depending on the overall water saving facilities
available. The simplest is to connect this final delivery to a hose in the
garden. Since the diverted water is delivered at mains pressure it is no
different to normal garden watering - EXCEPT it happens automatically,
using water that would otherwise be wasted down the drain and costs
nothing to run or maintain.