WatrWise™ EWS cycles pressure tanks (reducing incidence of stagnation) and has a slow fill/refill rate and thus the same benefits as trickle feed box – yard tanks. The cycle valve, used to cycle the pressure tank, refills the pressure tank at a controlled rate of one gallon per minute (GPM). When the water user turns off the tap, and pressure exceeds the cycle valve pressure setting water delivery to the tank is restricted to 1 GPM, in order to slowly refill the pressure tank; lowering water system peak demand challenges while improving access to water. See Decentralized Water Storage
Installing a network of pipe connecting multiple WatrWise™ pressure tanks and taps throughout a community will effectively create improved access to water. Creating water storage and sharing collectives, or decentralized water storage/taps. Extending the piping network into homes by installing a tap is the next step. Incidence of water borne illness is reduced because water is delivered through a piped (closed) system. Whenever possible, continuing to install WatrWise™ pressure tanks and taps into homes will increase water collective storage and mitigate peak demand challenges as tanks refill during diurnal (daily, at night, when everyone is sleeping) low demand. Piped water systems using trickle feed-yard tanks do not store water under pressure and cannot share water between tanks. Replacing them with WatrWise™ pressure tanks would improve access to water by increasing availability of pressurized water throughout the community.
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