Use Case: The Tetzner family in Southern California (US)

Updated on 2024-06-13

In the arid landscape of Southern California, where water scarcity is a pressing concern and water prices are on the rise, the quest for sustainable water solutions has never been more critical. This case study delves into the transformative journey of one of Hydraloop’s esteemed customers residing in Southern California, highlighting the tangible impact of Hydraloop’s innovative water recycling system in a region where water conservation is paramount.

Meet Alfred Tetzner of Southern California. Alfred and his wife Kay installed a Hydraloop H600 device in September 2022, and have seen incredible water and money savings over the years. After installing a Hydraloop graywater recycling device, their household water bill dropped over 40%, from 350 dollars per month, to under 160 dollars.

In states like California, where water prices are on the rise, recycling your non-potable water is a game changer. Other states, including Oregon, Arizona, Hawaii, West Virginia, Washington, and New Jersey, have been subject to increased water prices. Implementing a water recycling device from Hydraloop can be the solution.

How much water the Tetzners actually save #

Let us talk numbers. In November 2023, the Tetzner’s Hydraloop H600 device recycled a total of 4396 litres/ 1161 gallons of graywater. Their smartphone connected data report, shows daily highs of 440 litres of water recycled. In the bar chart below, you can see how the amount of graywater recycled per day, differentiates based on user behaviour. There are only 2 of them residing in this household, but Kay Tetzner does laundry for a local ballet studio. Therefore, on laundry days, water consumption will be higher. Vacation days or time spent outside of the house will result in little tono water consumption. Hydraloop learns your patterns and recycles graywater accordingly.

November 2023 water savings

At an annual level, the Tetzner’s Hydraloop device recycled 34,718 litres/ 9172 gallons of graywater. In Southern California, these water savings moved the Tetzner’s out of Tier 4 residential water rates, indicating that they have stayed within their monthly water budget. In a testimonial with Hydraloop, Alfred explains, “Our Hydraloop took us out of Tiers 4 and 3, which are very pricey on the US (United States) coast of California”. Especially in a state where it is common to have a pool or garden, many people tend to reside in the upper tiers, which indicates wasteful water use and is far over budget. Tier 1 or 2 is a far more sustainable place to be, for the environment and for your wallet. Watch Alfred Tetzner and other clients talk about their Hydraloop testimonials here:

Let us dive into a few types of applications in which Hydraloop devices can be integrated. Hydraloop designs and manufactures decentralized water recycling products for new build and retrofit projects. We offer a wide range of innovative, sustainable, and IoT-connected water recycling devices for residential and commercial real estate.

Hydraloop solutions for different situations #

For single-family homes, we present the Hydraloop H300. With a cleaning capacity per day, of 360 liters/ 95 gallons (depending on user behaviour), this device is perfect for small households with 4 or less residents.

For single-family homes with over 5 residents, small businesses like office buildings, gyms, and boutique hotels, we have the Hydraloop H600. This device has a cleaning capacity per day, of 850 liters/ 225 gallons. This is the same device installed in the Tetzner family’s home.

For larger scale applications, we have the Hydraloop Cascade. A cascade is modular, scalable, and made-to-measure, for multi-family homes and large businesses like hotels, student housing, sports clubs and more. All our devices are IoT-connected, meaning the Hydraloop owner has real time water savings data at their fingertips. Not only does this motivate, but it educates.

The Tetzner’s experience with Hydraloop water recycling technology in Southern California underscores the profound impact of innovative technologies in addressing pressing environmental challenges, particularly water scarcity. By integrating a Hydraloop H600 device, the Tetzner’s achieved remarkable water and financial savings, highlighting the efficacy of Hydraloop’s solutions in a real-world setting. The data presented highlights not only the substantial volume of water recycled, but also the adaptability of Hydraloop’s system to varying user behaviors, further emphasizing its practicality and efficiency.

Moreover, the Tetzner’s success story signifies a tangible step towards sustainability, as their household moved out of higher residential water rate tiers, indicative of reduced water consumption and responsible resource management. Looking ahead, Hydraloop’s diverse range of products, catering to both residential and commercial sectors, offers promising prospects for widespread adoption and continued water conservation efforts. With its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and education, Hydraloop stands poised to lead the way in revolutionizing water management practices, not only in Southern California but globally. The time is now.