Why we're unique.  No one does what we do.

There are several devices on the market that
claim to save water.  What makes our system unique?

The short answer is that it's a complete solution for a modern household.  The Waterdance Valve is part of an elegant and customizable system that efficiently moves fresh water to your household faucet according to the temperature you desire.  When you want hot water, the initial cool water in the supply lines is saved rather than wasted.   That saved water is temporarily housed in a small, pressurized storage tank and when you need cold water, it's taken from that tank immediately and automatically.

Let us clarify that the Waterdance Valve system is not a water saving faucet that conserves water through restricted flow.  Most standard faucets, shower heads, and hose nozzles manufactured today have flow restrictors built into them, but that's typically where their water-saving capabilities end.  The Waterdance Valve works with any style of faucet and its water-saving capabilities operate independently of the faucet installed.

Rain-style showerhead with hot water flowing out and steam rising.
Impractical household solutions.  Expensive, unsanitary, and wasteful.

Expensive, complicated equipment does not a better system make.
We want to emphasize that there are several ways we can all conserve water.  Many of these are common sense solutions to obvious problems such as fixing leaks and watering the lawn in the early morning hours.  

But other systems on the market can get a bit more extreme and include the installation of additional hot water heaters so as to have hot water instantly available at a specific sink (usually expensive and cumbersome to purchase, install and maintain), while others utilize grey water (used sink water) to flush toilets (requiring filtration of contaminants, disinfection procedures, and annual maintenance).  There are also circulation systems which continuously pump hot water past each faucet in the house so it's always immediately available. Circulation systems lose heat constantly, and either require a continuous power supply to circulate the water back to the water heater (so you pay for the electricity whether or not you use the hot water), or require a battery-operated timer to begin the process at established times (and instant hot water is not available outside of those times). And finally, there are manual systems that may require pushing a button or opening/closing a valve to determine direction and timing of water flow.

We've designed the Waterdance Valve to offer an efficient, simple, and relatively inexpensive solution to the common household dilemma of losing clean, treated water down the drain simply because it isn't yet hot enough.

Bathroom sink and faucet with orange accent flowers and matching orange hand towel.
Baby girl covered in soap suds laughing in bathtub.
Condensation on a green surface.
Water stream falling onto a woman's hand.
Two Yorkshire terriers in a bathtub with bubbles and accent flowers.

 

 

Why we're unique.  No one does what we do.

As we take a look at the features of the Waterdance Valve system, we'll do a comparison with the competition (The Other Guy).  These points reflect the results of our research into products that attempt to do the same thing as the Waterdance Valve system. Every other system on the market exhibited one or more of the flaws described below.

 

power
Waterdance: It requires no batteries or electricity.  The power is supplied naturally by the pressure within the city's water supply system.
The Other Guy: Typically uses a pump which requires electricity.  That means wires running to a power source, or having an electrical outlet installed nearby.  Any power-source downtime renders the water-saving capabilities useless. Systems that didn't use a power source were unidirectional.

design
Waterdance: A completely sealed and silent device with no external moving parts.   Makes logic "decisions" and allows for multi-directional flow of water based on temperature and assigned destination. Install it and reliably conserve clean water every time.
The Other Guy:  Pumps often have an audible "hum".  Pumps also break down. Power outages occur. Other devices make no decisions and only allow water flow in a single direction to a holding tank. Those with water in a holding tank can't send it back to the faucet, or if they can, it's no longer clean and may have become contaminated.

saving the water
Waterdance:  The saved water is automatically diverted to an accumulator tank when the hot water faucet is turned on.  The accumulator tank can be installed in a variety of out-of-sight locations.
The Other Guy:  Several inefficient options exist.  These include:
- Moving the water to a non-pressurized holding tank which is often stored in the ceiling so the saved water can be retrieved manually by gravity.  Saved water can sit in that tank indefinitely.
- Moving the water to a pressurized holding tank such as an accumulator (as we do).  However, no means exists to then retrieve that water automatically at the faucet.
- Moving the water to a toilet.
- Moving the water to the garden.