We have tried to compile a comprehensive list with Frequently Asked Questions. In case you cannot find the answer to your question, do not hesitate to send an email to email@example.com.
Will the AquaTelligent fit my shower and how do I install it?
No, installing our products is actually very easy and can be done by anyone and it only takes a minute or so.
Almost all showers in the world have the same dimensions and threading making it almost certain that our products will fit. All around the world the standard size for showers is 1/2 Inch. The only difference is the threading sized used in the USA and the rest of the world. However these two standards are almost identical at 1/2 Inch and therefore the AquaTelligent fits both standards. If you are not sure, you can always send us a picture of your installation with the measurements and we can directly let you whether it will fit or whether we foresee a problem.
Installing our product is easy. Please also see the instructions on the main page.
First of all you need to screw off the shower head or hose. Make sure you that you reuse the rubber washer by putting it in the shower hose or on the shower head.
Then make sure that the AquaTelligent has a washer on the top of the product and screw it onto the shower arm or shower thermostat. You do not need to screw the device very tightly. If you have trouble tightening it, use a large hex key.
If it leaks, check if the washers have been placed correctly and if the product has been tightly installed. If problems still persist, please apply silicon tape on all threadings.
How much water can I save?
We are often asked how much water you can save with the AquaTelligent. Your potential savings depend on quite some aspects. We calculated that 40% savings is possible. It can be less, but also more.
- How much water does your current shower use and by how much are you going to reduce the flow? We estimate 10% savings
- How long do the users of the shower normally shower and how much shorter will they shower after installing the device? We estimate 20% based on research.
- How long do the users of the shower wait before they enter the shower? We estimate 5% based on research.
No. The AquaTelligent will not just save water, but warm water. Heating water uses a lot of energy and showers use a lot of water and energy. 1 shower can use as much energy as powering your smartphone 115 times!
If you use less hot water, less water needs to heated up. This will reduce your energy consumption and your carbon footprint. Not only will your water bill go down, but also your energy bill. Depending on whether you heat your water with electricity or gas, you will notice the difference.
Did you know that up to quarter of the energy in a house is used for warm water. Using less energy will also reduce the amount of CO2 released.
Shipping and returns
Please see the crowdfunding campaign for the details. We intend to ship worldwide through DHL.
This will depend on your location. We currently do not have shops where we sell our products, however if you live near Munich, Germany. You are always welcome to visit us.
Please see the Kickstarter website for details.
Distributors, Agents, Re-sellers or large quanitity orders
Great that you are interested to selling our innovative water saving solutions! Please contact us by phone or email and ask for Laurent.
Fantastic that you are interested in our products. For large customers, we have special deals. Please give us a call or send an email with more details. You can refer to Laurent and he will personally contact you with more details.
Is water really that scarce or expensive?
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The UN states:
- Around 2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world’s population, live in areas of scarcity. Another 1.6 billion people, or almost one quarter of the world’s population, face economic water shortage (where countries lack the necessary infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers). (FAO, 2007)
- Around 700 million people in 43 countries suffer today from water scarcity. (Global Water Institute, 2013)
- Two thirds of the world’s population currently live in areas that experience water scarcity for at least one month a year. (Mekonnen and Hoekstra, 2016)
- By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could be under water stress conditions. (UNESCO, 2012)
- With the existing climate change scenario, by 2030, water scarcity in some arid and semi-arid places will displace between 24 million and 700 million people. (UNCCD).
- A third of the world’s biggest groundwater systems are already in distress (Richey et al., 2015).
- Nearly half the global population are already living in potential waterscarce areas at least one month per year and this could increase to some 4.8–5.7 billion in 2050. About 73% of the affected people live in Asia (69% by 2050) (Burek et al., 2016).
Water prices differ substantially per country and even per city. Also the sewage costs that are always associated with the water costs differ substantially. The price of water depends on the energy costs required to create the fresh water, government subsidies, investments in infrastructure, water leakages and much more.
Research has shown that in many parts of the world, water prices have increased significantly faster than inflation.
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