Fighting Water Scarcity with Innovation
Experts project that the world will face a 40% global water decit by 2030. While water supply is increasingly threatened, freshwater use has increased over 600% since 1960, and continues to grow (Source: UN World Water Development Report, World Resources Institute).
The world depends on reliable access to clean water, and through our products, we work to conserve this precious resource. Every day, Watts solutions help customers prevent unnecessary water loss in residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal water systems.
Water Conservation Product Solutions
Water Pressure Reducing Valves
Rainwater Harvesting Systems
HygenicPro Stainless Steel Drains
Examples of Our Products at Work
Pressure Reducing Valves
Challenge: Excess water pressure in residential settings wastes water, damages appliances and needlessly raises utility bills. Elevated water pressure causes additional wear and tear on appliances, limiting lifespan and increasing maintenance costs. It can increase household water usage by as much as 30% through waste and increases energy bills because hot water is wasted as well.
Solution: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average home can save over 11,000 gallons of water a year by reducing incoming water pressure from 80 psi to 50 psi with a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV). In fact, it’s estimated that Watts Pressure Reducing Valves avoid the use of over 19 billion gallons of water globally per year, saving water, energy and costly wear and tear on home appliances. Learn More About Pressure Reducing Valves
OneFlow Anti-Scale Solutions
Challenge: Calcium scale build up in plumbing systems increases energy costs and can lead to expensive repairs to hot water heaters, boilers, and other equipment vulnerable to scale build-up from hard water. But conventional anti-scale systems use water softeners that require backwash and discharge of water that contains salt and chemicals that break down build-up.
Solution: OneFlow® Anti-scale Solution prevents and breaks down scale build up without the need to backwash or discharge water. A salt-free and chemical-free solution, it uses less water than conventional water softeners, and doesn’t require electricity. OneFlow® is an environmentally safe solution that helped customers avoid using more than 138 million gallons of water, 12 million lbs. of salt and 3 million kWh of electricity in 2022 alone.
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Challenge: Traditional drainage systems in factory floors often allow insufficient flow. This can result in pooling, water waste, and cross-contamination. Additionally, poor drainage flow can allow humidity and waste to collect on factory floors, creating hygiene and food safety hazards. Under these conditions, a contaminated sewer system and clean production area could come into contact, causing serious risk. What’s more, conventional drainage systems often lack the capacity to collect waste from processing activities, and offer insufficient access for proper cleaning and maintenance.
Solution: BLÜCHER HygienicPro drains offer high capacity and efficient flow, are easy to clean, and help inhibit bacterial growth while limiting water volumes. They also reduce the production downtime required for maintenance and cleaning. In flow comparison tests, HygienicPro drains use 96.5% less water than conventional channels. In 2022, HygenicPro customers avoided the use of 23,150 liters of water.
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Detecting Leaks Where They Can Do The Most Damage
Watts leak-detection systems minimize potable-water loss and mitigate costly water damage and insurance claims. Our systems are used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications to detect leaks within a plumbing system. They use wireless leak sensors, shutoff valves, and apps for remote monitoring around the clock. Our Trident® wireless leak-detection system is the only platform to receive FM approval.
The Detection Group
Water Conservation in our Community
Providing Access to Clean, Safe Water Globally
Planet Water Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on bringing clean water to the world's most impoverished communities through the installation of community-based water filtration systems and the deployment of hygiene education programs.
Since 2016, Watts has worked with Planet Water Foundation to provide clean water to approximately 60,000 people in Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand and Puerto Rico.