Have you ever noticed some taps which seem to be fetching soda rather water? Ha! Aerated taps are new way to save water. Just like we suggest throttling of taps to save water, tap aerators divide water into numerous fine streams and incorporate air in it during the process.I have seen people rinsing under running water just to achieve that psycological satisfaction of getting cleaned and tap areators serve that pupose in a right way!
Tap aerators are also known as flow regulators. The aerator is a small attachment that either fits onto the end of the tap or can be inserted inside of the existing spout. These water saving devices will control the amount of water that flows through the tap without affecting the water pressure as they mix the water with air. The aerator acts as a sieve, separating a single flow of water into many tiny streams which introduces the air in to the water flow. Also as there is less space for the water to flow through, the water flow is reduced, resulting in water savings. As the water pressure is maintained, most people don't notice a difference in the amount of water coming out of an aerated faucet yet benefit from the water efficiency
An aerator can be bought an installed at your own convenience and doesn’t require any special plumbing assistance. The fun part is that they actually help with cleaning inspite of throttling the water flow. Since the water pressure in an aerator is maintained the air water mixture is quite effective at removing grim and dirt white cleaning and washing and gives a fresher feel after the wash.
Tap aerators are of most use to those with older taps in their home which run on average around 15 litres of water per minute. Adding an aerator to an older tap can reduce this to as little as 6 litres of water per minute. You can install aerators on 95% of taps however the biggest water saving benefit is achieved in the bathroom or kitchen sinks where you are often turning the taps on and off to wash your hands and for other uses. One added benefit of an aerator is that it makes your tap less noisy. In fact the first time we came across an aerator was when our plumber advertised it for its noiseless operation rather than being water efficient.
A onetime effort of installing an aerator can reduce water flow and hence the consumption from the tap by 50-60%.Of all the efforts made to save water, this one simple fit-up doesn’t require any lifestyle change to save water. Using an aerator clubbed with water savvy attitude can save our planet from knocking water crisis.