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Faucet designed to conserve 30 percent of water usage

September 27, 2010
The Hydra faucet from Blanco has been engineered to conserve 30 percent more water than conventional faucets.


Blanco, a German manufacturer of sinks and faucets, has introduced the new water-saving Hydra, which has been engineered to conserve 30 percent more water than conventional faucets. Hydra offers an optimal mix of high performance and water savings, delivering a constant flow rate at 1.5 GPM. This exclusive European design features a high-arc spout, decorative loop handle and flexible pull-out spray. Hydra is also AB1953 Lead Free.

“Blanco’s efforts for the protection of the environment go far beyond developing innovative products like our new Hydra faucet,” said Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for Blanco. “We believe that our overall focus must be sustainable and intensive beyond any legally required standard. To achieve this goal, we use the latest energy-saving exhaust air technology, returning heat energy back to the production process. Water consumption in our overall process was reduced 50 percent by installing water-cooling technology, and we continue to reduce production scrap by using the highest quality raw materials, computer-controlled mixing machines, optimized processes and production facilities. We also do not use CFC- and CHC-chasteners. In addition, we proudly achieved a permanent and significant reduction of oil consumption and CO2 emission in our facilities, and we purposefully purchase from ecological evaluated suppliers.”