The Tap AeratorSave Water in the Kitchen and Bathroom. How do you save water without having to compromise on other things such as water pressure? Tap aerators may be the answer. You could save up to 6,500 litres of water a year. Without an aerator, water usually flows out of a faucet as one big stream. An aerator spreads this stream into many little droplets. This helps save water and reduce splashing.
Now you can save water and money without having to compromise on other things such as water pressure?
Tap aerators are also known as flow regulators. The aerator is a small attachment that either fits onto the end of the tap or can be inserted inside of the existing spout. These water saving devices will control the amount of water that flows through the tap without affecting the water pressure as they mix the water with air. While oil and water don’t mix, air and water certainly can which will save water and money. The aerator acts as a sieve, separating a single flow of water into many tiny streams which introduces the air in to the water flow. Also as there is less space for the water to flow through, the water flow is reduced, resulting in water savings.
As the water pressure is maintained, most people don’t notice a difference in the amount of water coming out of an aerated faucet yet benefit from the water efficiency.
Tap aerators are of most use to those with older taps in their home which run on average around 15 litres of water per minute. Adding an aerator to an older tap can reduce this to as little as 6 litres of water per minute.
You can install aerators on most of your taps however the biggest water saving benefit is achieved in the bathroom or kitchen sinks where you are often turning the taps on and off to wash your hands and for other uses.
Tap aerators can save as much as up to half your water usage through this way.
When you are using aerated water, you are unlikely to notice the difference except for saving water resulting in lower bills. Estimates are that aerators can save you up to 1,274 litres of water a month and when you save water.
You will use less gas or oil to heat water and save money on these bills also.