June 8, 2009
For the Media: AquaPEX® Reclaimed Water Tubing
Uponor Introduces AquaPEX® Reclaimed Water Tubing for Greywater Systems
Uponor, the system solutions provider for plumbing, fire safety and radiant floor heating and cooling, introduces AquaPEX® Reclaimed Water tubing. This new tubing offers all the benefits of Uponor PEX-a crosslinked polyethylene — flexibility, durability, corrosion-resistance, 20-year proven history in plumbing, 25-year limited warranty — with a layer of purple coloring to designate the tubing for greywater systems that supply non-potable, reclaimed water to laundry, toilets and irrigation systems.
“With our population continuing to grow and our freshwater resources continuing to diminish, greywater systems are a smart plumbing option for homes and businesses,” says Jayson Drake, senior product manager, Plumbing and Fire Safety, at Uponor. “By offering AquaPEX Reclaimed Water tubing, we are providing building professionals with the ideal product to build a more green, sustainable structure using the same flexible, durable tubing they’ve come to rely on for plumbing systems.”
In a greywater system, water is captured from sinks and showers into a holding tank where it goes through a filtering process. Then, specially designated purple tubing — the industry standard color for reclaimed water systems — distributes the filtered, reclaimed water from the holding tank to laundry, toilets and irrigation systems.
Incorporating AquaPEX Reclaimed Water tubing in greywater systems helps a home or building meet LEED® or National Green Building Standard™ points. The tubing is listed to cNSFus-rw and AWWA C904 and uses the same proven ProPEX® fitting technology as Uponor AquaPEX for fast, easy, reliable connections without the need for torches, glues, solvents or gauges. It is available in ½", ¾" and 1" 300-foot coils and is also backed by a 25-year limited warranty when installed by an Uponor-trained plumbing professional.
Uponor Corporation is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets across North America and Europe, and a market leader in municipal infrastructure pipe systems in the Nordic countries. Uponor Corporation employs 3,800 people in 27 countries and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd., Finland.
Uponor, Inc. is headquartered in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit www.uponor-usa.com or call (800) 321-4739.
Uponor Ltd. is based in Mississauga, Ont. For more information, visit www.uponor.ca or call (888) 994-7726.
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