The Long Way of Our Tap Water

Local water companies make huge efforts to supply every home with impeccable drinking water. High water quality is achieved through strict limiting values as well as permanent checks. However, according to the Drinking Water Ordinance, from the water meter onwards every homeowner themselves has the responsibility to ensure sufficient hygiene in their water pipes.

In a conventional detached house, mostly more than 100 m of water pipes can be found. Thus, our tap water has to cover a long distance until it reaches its point of delivery. During this journey, it is exposed to numerous interactions, pressure and different pipe materials. All this can disturb the enjoyment and quality of our water.

Stagnant water

If tap water remains in pipes for a longer period of time without being moved, such as overnight, the additional problem of negatively informed stagnant water occurs. Among others, the Federal Environmental Agency advises against the consumption of this water.

Water pipes, heat exchanger and boiler

A very thin lime layer of 2 mm on heating elements can already cause a 10-20% loss in energy transmission. Besides higher costs lime poses another risk: Lime scale on pipes provides a breeding ground for bacteria, germs and legionella. Experience shows that our innovation not only protects against lime but also dissolves already existing lime scale over time because the structured water can transfer its information to it.

Lime – An Issue and Cost Factor

At first glance, hard water is harmless for humans. However, it causes many inconveniences and problems. Aside from white stains on sink, tiles, fittings and dishes as well as hygienic problems due to bacteria in lime scale, lime especially damages pipes in buildings. It creates a continuously growing, stubborn layer on the inside, leading to high energy losses, blocked pipes, calcified heating rods in washing machine, boiler and water heater or to a restricted water flow within a short period of time. Without sufficient protection of your domestic installation, expensive damages and repairs as well as a shortened durability of your household appliances can be the result.