The fundamentals of water sustainability

The fundamentals of water sustainability

In our planet water balance is precarious and the intense rains like those of the past few days are an evident example of the phenomena linked climate change.
The large amounts of water that are discharged with great energy and in a very short period of time do not compensate for the previous periods of drought, indeed they risk to create situations difficult to manage.

Water is fundamental for our survival and it is clear how its use must always be attentive; it is a renewable resource, but not inexhaustible.
If we think that fresh water represents only 3% of all the water resources of our planet, we see how it is a good for the whole community and needs to be protected.

The basic principle of water sustainability, to keep in mind at all times, is that the water withdrawal rate must never exceed that of reproduction and the rate of growth of the resource itself.


What can we do?

How can we contribute to water savings?

There are many things that can be done in our homes, in our offices and in our commercial activities, to give our significant contribution to the matter.
Every gesture has its value: in our homes, for example, the use of jets which mix water with air, applied to taps is very important. There are many variants available on the market with a cost ranging from €2/4 up to €30. They can be applied in few seconds and let us save up to 70% of water. A small investment that for significant water and economic savings.

In commercial activities the use of photocell taps creates great water saving, since it allows us to save up to 40% of water. If we consider that on the average a tap emits 6 liters of water per minute, it is an important result.

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It is a good habit to periodically check the hidden leaks of our plants. There are wireless devices on the market that monitor the water consumption and report any anomalies in real time. But if you are looking for simpler solutions, just take note of the number on the counter the night before you go to sleep and the next morning check if the value has changed.

In our gardens a rain sensor can be a suitable tool for saving water; it costs a few euros, is easy to apply and automatically adjusts the irrigation cycles based on the effective humidity of the soil.

Fountains and water saving

Forme d’Acqua always considers water savings issues in the design and creation of fountains: our commitment to avoid waste is constant and in fact we use a series of efficient and sustainable technical solutions.


While projecting, for example, it is very important to calculate the correct level of water volume: a few cm of difference in the depth of the tank can save hundreds of liters of water, without any difference in the final aspect of the project.
In every project the system must be leak-proof and therefore we only use very high quality components and pipes, which are always checked before installation.


All our fountains are equipped with a water collection system that puts it back into circulation, while the evaporated quantity is replaced with an automatic loading system.
For the fountains with vertical water jets we install the anemometer, an instrument that measures the intensity of the wind and adjusts the height of water jets according to it. To avoid too many splashes when the water returns to the ground, in some cases it is possible to install a grids that facilitate the collection of water.
Finally, in order not to overload the water supply network, in many projects it is possible to create a rainwater collection system, which can be used for the fountain but also for irrigation systems.

Many small technical solutions that make our fountains sustainable projects.

Susanna Dei Rossi

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