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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 14:03

Saving the earth one droplet at a time - The Hansgrohe Water Calculator

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Saving the earth one droplet at a time - The Hansgrohe Water Calculator

April 12, 2018. A day which most South Africans will remember as “Day Zero” in Cape Town. It was in January of 2018 that “Day Zero” was officially referred to; the proposed date of the largest drought-induced municipal water failure in recent memory.  

Following multiple reactions to the water deficit, Cape Town managed to pull itself out of the proverbial hole. The national government throttled water allocation from agricultural sectors to flow into urban residential areas, while farmers also agreed to divert their own water stores to assist.  

All in all - it was a tense few months for the people of the Western Cape, and for South Africans in general. Who would be next? How would the country survive? 

Now, over a year later, things seem to be looking far more positive. A major part of this turn  around can be attributed to the city’s efforts in water conservation. Water tariffs were enforced, with heavy users and unnecessary water-use being prohibited. The addition of a new water pressure system helped curb 10% of overall municipal water consumption.  

A Good Lesson 

The moral of the tale is clear to anyone willing to read between the lines. Gone are the days of selfish water-use and uncaring attitudes toward the safety of the planet. The Paris Agreement is a good example of the kind of world that we all need to strive for.  

Hansgrohe’s Efforts 

Hansgrohe, as usual, have been one step ahead of the game. Features like the Select button and EcoSmart have played a huge role in water and energy savings for their product lines. Curbing the flow down to 5l/minute has put Hansgrohe at the forefront of eco-friendly sanitary solutions.  The brand new Pontos is another exceptional development - an automated service which monitors your water flow and constantly checks your piping for leaks and water wastage.  

The Water Calculator 

But Hansgrohe have not stopped with better products. In fact, they plan to help you make better choices too. The Hansgrohe Water Calculator, which can be found on their website, is a brilliant tool for calculating how much water you are consuming.  It then goes on step further to show you exactly how much water you could save by switching to the Hansgrohe products. If you ever needed more proof that Hansgrohe is the way to go, take a moment to plug in your details on their calculator, and see for yourself! 

Not only will you save water, save energy and save your money… You will be saving the earth too.  

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About the Hansgrohe Group
With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in quality, innovation and design within the bath and kitchen industry. The Hansgrohe Group brings form and function to water with taps, showerheads and shower systems. The 116-year history of the company is marked by innovations such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen tap, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower. The company holds more than 17,000 active propriety rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products. With 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices supplying products in more than 140 countries, the company is a reliable partner to its customers around the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 500 design prizes since 1974. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are featured in projects around the world, such as the luxurious ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Group’s high-quality standards are ensured by five wholly-owned production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2016, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.029 billion. It employs more than 4,800 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.   

iF Design Leader in the Bathroom Industry 

In the current 2019 ranking of the International Forum Design (iF) of the best companies in the world of design, the Hansgrohe Group, with its brands AXOR and hansgrohe , ranks in the TOP 10* among 4,215 listed companies. The Black Forest based showers and fixtures specialist outperforms famous brands such as Apple, Audi or Daimler and reconfirms the company’s leading position * in the bathroom industry. At the iF DESIGN AWARDS 2019 eight AXOR and Hansgrohe branded products received an iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 For further information on our design awards, please visit *

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