If you’ve been checking out our stunning range of shower valves, you will have noticed the BMA’s (Bathroom Manufacturer’s Association) Water Label, which we have recently added to tell you about each individual showerhead’s flow rate. This symbol may be a new one for you, so we thought we would give you a quick rundown of The Water Label with all the essentials you need to know…
What is the Water Label?
The Water Label has been devised by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association as an easy to digest way of understanding how much water a piece of bathroom equipment uses. You will find it on a wide range of bathroom equipment including: toilets, taps, showers, baths and cisterns. When purchasing products you can be sure that any piece of equipment which carries the label have official passed the criteria to qualify for the scheme.
You can visit the dedicated Water Label website to compare hundreds of products which have qualified for the scheme.
Understanding the Label:
The Water Label has been designed to be easy to read and is similar to energy efficiency labels you may already be familiar with from buying white goods. It clearly shows on the label how many litres of water are consumed per minute by that product, if installed correctly and according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
All Roman Shower Heads & Valves consume either 8 or 10 litres of water per minute, so this is illustrated with the two labels:
Why Choose Water Efficient Products:
Of course we all know we shouldn’t be wasteful with water, particularly when water shortages and droughts have been so heavily reported in the media. However when you live in a traditionally wet country, this can often be forgotten. Likewise, water meters are not commonplace in the UK home, therefore many of us pay one fixed price for water no matter how much we consume. This means there is often no real link between saving water and saving money – one of the key drivers behind buying energy efficient products.
However, when it comes to the bathroom, many of the products in this space use heated water – the bath, taps and shower for example. If we can reduce the amount of heated water we use in the home, we can also make a saving on our energy bills. Further to this, as water metering becomes more commonplace, now is the time to get into the habit of being a bit more careful with water.
By installing a product which carries The Water Label, we can save money and reduce our impact on the environment for that feel good factor!