Saving up to 40% of the water you consume in each shower is possible thanks to EkoduchaH2O +, a sustainable product of appropriate technology which calls for ingenuity and few resources to make available to all, in particular those who have more difficulty in accessing water, this system which allows better management and which, at the same time, is so easy and inexpensive to assemble that needs little more than reused bottles and polypropylene, and a pump for water extraction.

With a lifespan that can exceed ten years, EkoduchaH2O + is a gray water recovery system just run three liter PET bottles enough to fill four lines (about 12 bottles, as can be seen in the photos), each of them formed with PVC supports on which the bottles are attached. On the other hand, the system integrates a reused polypropylene flooring, in addition to a frame, created in natural or white aluminum, which would be attached to a non-slip canvas available in up to eight colors.

A low consumption submersible pump (40 watts at 110 volts) for the extraction of gray water and a drain would complete this simple and durable system which, as its promoters claim, collects up to 40 liters of gray water from the shower. This amount is not insignificant, while the World Health Organization estimates that in a five-minute shower, around 95 liters are consumed (just over double).

This Ekoducha, whose depreciation period is estimated between two and three years, without taking into account the impact that its use and extension would have on the reduction of the carbon footprint, was designed by Colombian architect Ricardo Alba, with his children Jessica and Ricardo. All three are old skills in creating systems which, based on reused products, enable communities in developing countries to improve water management that can benefit from these inventions, in addition to building them themselves. same at low cost.

In fact, one of the solutions of this Colombian, Ekomuro H2O continues to reap success and spread from Colombia to Guatemala, from there to Mexico, also passing through Nepal, among other territories. Also based on PET bottles, this system captures rainwater to convert it into drinking water through a filter. Therefore, Alba continued to let her imagination run wild to continue improving access to water for small, vulnerable populations and promoting the sustainable use of this scarce resource.

EKODUCHA H2O + features.

  • Dimensions: 60 x 90 x 15 cm.
  • Product type: Sustainable product of appropriate technology.
  • Cover: natural or white aluminum frame, non-slip rubber in 8 colors.
  • Reused material: 3 liter PET bottles, recovered polypropylene coating (CO2 footprint).
  • Submersible pump: Small low consumption gray water extraction pump (40W at 110 Volts).
  • Mechanical pump: Optional sustainable projects.
  • Useful life: more than 10 years.
  • Consumption savings: 40% of water consumption for washing toilets.
  • Estimated payback time for investment: 2/3 years + Carbon footprint.

More information in EkomuroH2O.

System to enjoy shower water designed in Colombia