Sloan Updates AQUS Water Reuse System

Illinois-based Sloan Valve Company won all sorts of awards for AQUS Water Reuse System (model HMA6000).  That award-winning system has been updated, and the new HMA7000 model is now available.  The upgraded small-scale water reuse system has a redesigned look and feel, installs in less than one hour, and is compatible with most dual-flush and one-piece toilets on the market.

AQUS works on the premise that it makes no sense to use fresh, clean, potable water for toilet flushing.  Rather, the system enables the use of sink water that’s been filtered and disinfected.  It works a lot like Roca’s W+W system but AQUS can be retrofitted without necessarily replacing the sink or toilet.

The system doesn’t mix used and fresh water and requires chlorine tablets to control bacteria and other contaminants.  After passing through a screen and chlorine, a 5.5-gallon tank holds the collected water.  In turn, the fill valve of the toilet is restricted so a new flush will use about 65% reclaimed water and 35% fresh water.

AQUS could save up to 6,000 gallons of water per year assuming usage by two persons.  Sloan Valve lists the AQUS HMA7000 system for $398.00, although prices will vary depending on where you purchase it.

Credits: Sloan Valve Company.

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  • Planner_Hammish

    It seems like a good idea on paper, but I doubt I’d ever use enough water in my sink to supply water to the toilet. I use the sink for maybe 30 seconds per day, which is probably about 3-4 litres. A better idea would be to divert shower water for toilet use.

  • Paulo

    When I see those recicled water system for toilet and sink I always remember a colege trip I did (Oh man long time ago). The bus used a similar system… I only discovered it when I throw a little plastic bag with black ink (for my drawing pen) inside the toilet and flush… and what was my surprise when I saw the sink watter was black!… 😮 And by the time we not even thought about ecofriendly/lowfootprint/green… lol

    • Eletruk

      I think it would be vice-versa. Dump the ink in the sink and it would show up in the toilet. I don’t think there’s any way the opposite would be approved. Unless the plumbing is seriously messed up, the way you mentioned would never pass inspection or health regs.

  • Mark Sanders

    The AQUS is now available for $189.00 at 

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