Sustainable Water Solutions for Your Customers

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The United Nations has identified water as the core of sustainable development and critical for economic development and for human survival. It is vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, welfare and productivity of populations. It is central to the production and preservation of a host of benefits and services for people.

Less than 1% of the freshwater on Earth is readily accessible for human consumption. In the U.S., a typical family of four wastes up to 12,000 gallons of water per year simply waiting for hot water. This is equivalent to 90,000-plus 17 oz. plastic water bottles per family, per year just poured down the drain. And that also means it’s your money in utility fees going with it. 

Did you know:

  • As countries develop and populations grow, global water demand (in terms of withdrawals) is projected to increase by 55% by 2050. Already by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could be living in water-stressed countries if current consumption patterns continue.
  • According to some estimates, over 80% of wastewater is discharged without treatment.
  • Water-related disasters are the most economically and socially destructive of all natural disasters. Since the original Rio Earth Summit in 1992 floods, droughts and storms have affected 4.2 billion people (95% of all people affected by disasters) and caused $1.3 trillion of damage (63% of all damage). 

Selling sustainable solutions

Homeowners are increasingly aware of and looking for affordable and sustainable ways to reduce waste and costs associated with their consumption of natural resources. Recycling initiatives, the advent of home automation to control energy consumption, and efficient appliances and water heaters are all commonplace today. The addition of a recirculation system to a home’s water system can help reduce wastewater, lower energy use and create a better experience for the homeowner.

Homeowners often multitask while waiting for hot water to be supplied to the tap. The further away from the water heater, the longer it takes before hot water arrives. All that water has simply gone down the drain along with money, time, and energy that could have been better spent on other things.

APCOM recirculation systems help reduce this waste with an energy efficient, easy-to-operate solution for instant hot water throughout the home. With fully automatic operation and low operating costs, these recirculation systems offer the comfort and convenience of instant hot water while saving water, utility costs and your customer’s time.

The operating costs are minimal, varying from $2 to $8 per year for the largest system. The pumps pay for themselves within one to three years, contingent on local utility rates. Each system is fully automatic and controlled by built-in sensors and switches. When the water at the faucet cools down, the sensor turns on the pump. The pump shuts off when the hot water arrives. Depending upon the length and size of the pump, the pump will run three to four times per hour for one to two minutes to maintain instant hot water at the faucet. 

With solutions for every residential configuration, APCOM recirculation systems can be easily and quickly installed during repair or new water heater installation, with complete solutions ranging from a $250 to $400 cost to the customer.

APCOM is now offering special incentives for contractors when they install a new recirculation system and marketing resources to help educate and inform your customers on the savings and benefits of instant hot water. For more information visit


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