Water Pressure Reducing Valves
How They Work
Water pressure reducing valves are typically installed on the building supply main in homes and businesses. They automatically reduce the pressure to a more suitable level for the plumbing fixtures and appliances within the building.
Some water pressure reducing valves are used to reduce pressure at the point-of-use. FiltaMate is an example of an inline pressure reducing valve designed to protect downstream appliances such as water filters, water dispensers, ice makers, coffee machines and reverse osmosis machines.
Every Drop Counts
High water pressures waste water. Here's how water pressure reducing valves can help:
- Water Savings: A much higher volume of water flows through a system at 1000 kPa versus 350 kPa. Much of this additional water is wasted and not needed for normal usage.
- Energy Savings: A slower flow rate can save as much as 30% on water heating costs.
- Wastewater Savings: When the community's wastewater treatment load is reduced, cost benefits accrue to both the environment and your bottom line