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New distributor of greywater system for Spain
CME Sanitary Systems, the manufacturer of leading micro greywater management system 'Ecoplay', together with HB Systems UK, has appointed Sopactel as its distributor for Spain.
The appointment comes as Spain recovers from one of the worst droughts in its history, when reservoirs were almost 50% under capacity and rainfall was around 40% of the national expected average.
Sopactel, based in Barcelona, got together with HB Systems and approached CME Sanitary Systems after the drought of Summer 2008, to find out more about the innovative system that helps households and commercial users to reduce their water consumption by a third.
In recent months, the Spanish Government has started supporting the use of greywater recycling and so demand has increased rapidly for such systems.
Graham Fisher, Business Development Director for CME Sanitary Systems, explains: "We are pleased to be extending our operations into Spain and see great potential within this market. Ecoplay is perfect as it helps to reduce the level of personal water use and creates a more sustainable home. We are looking forward to a long and very positive relationship with HB Systems and Sopactel."
David Blackler of HB Systems on behalf of Sopactel is in full agreement, saying: "Spain has faced severe drought conditions in recent years and the Government is backing greywater systems as a way for households to reduce their water use.
"We carried out in-depth research into the market and Ecoplay is one of the most effective and simplest products that can be fitted into existing and new homes. We are very excited about this new partnership with CME Sanitary Systems, as this is a product that is just right for the Spanish market."
The Ecoplay greywater system uses recycled bath and shower water to flush up to two WCs - reducing water use by 30% in the process.
Ecoplay is self-cleaning and does not require a complex filtration system like other greywater management systems. In the tank, a skimmer removes particles from the surface of the water, with heavier waste sinking to the bottom before it is flushed away. The remaining clean water is then transferred into a 100 litre storage tank, which is enough for approximately 15 toilet flushes.
Ecoplay already features an automatic purging system that clears the storage unit every 24 hours. It also features a special dosing unit which is integrated within the system and ensures hygiene standards are maximised, whilst minimising the amount of maintenance required.
As Ecoplay enables a home to retain these popular features, whilst meeting the latest Code requirements, it is becoming increasingly popular in both domestic and commercial installations.
Other advantages include the fact that it is compact, lightweight, easy to install in a standard size void and compatible with modern back-to-wall or wall-mounted WCs.
Since its introduction, Ecoplay has already been recognised as 'Green Product of the Year' at the Sustainable Building Services Awards, in recognition of its levels of innovation and environmental qualities.
It has also received the Waterwise Marque from Waterwise, the UK's authority on water efficiency, together with the Bathroom Manufactures Association's Water Efficient Label and internationally, received a Silver award at the GAIA awards at the Big 5 in Dubai last year.
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10th September 2010