Water shortage or dry situation in South Tyrol and tourism | Simply increase hotel profit while saving a lot of water

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Water shortage situation in South Tyrol and hotel tourism | Increase profit by saving 40% of water & wastewater plus energy

The water crisis in Italy appears to be further escalating, as the available data in the media illustrate. It seems there are acute challenges that the regions in Italy must partly address.

Especially alarming is the high rate of water loss due to deteriorating pipelines in Italy, which urgently need to be modernized. Every year, a significant amount of precious drinking water is lost, which could otherwise meet the needs of millions of people if not lost.

Despite some progress in reducing per capita drinking water consumption in recent years, there is still much to be done to handle this vital resource more efficiently. It is concerning that a significant portion of environmental protection expenditures goes into wastewater treatment, while the modernization of water infrastructure is often neglected.

Increased investment in the renovation of old pipelines and the implementation of modern technologies is urgently needed to minimize water losses or senseless waste and ensure sustainable water supply.

The introduction of water-saving technologies such as the affordable ecoturbino® system is also a step in the right direction to reduce water consumption while conserving water resources.

It is crucial that such initiatives are not only promoted but also implemented on a broader scale to achieve a tangible effect. Perhaps citizens, businesses, and governments should collaborate more to promote sustainable water management.

The ecoturbino technology represents a pioneering innovation developed to reduce water consumption during showers without compromising comfort. As a small attachment directly installed on the shower, the ecoturbino enables more efficient use of water resources, particularly in regions like South Tyrol, which are not spared from water scarcity and drought.

Optimising senseless water consumption using the example of tourism | hotel accommodation in South Tyrol

First hotels with increased profits in Italy - World of ecoturbino

In South Tyrol, characterized by its delicate alpine environment, special measures are necessary to reduce water consumption and preserve water quality.

Environmental labels like the one from Umweltzeichen Austria for ecoturbino can promote awareness and adoption of water-saving technologies.

Ecolabel Austria
Ecolabel Austria

Individual initiatives such as efficient water management in households and hotels can contribute to reducing consumption. On a governmental level, investments in infrastructure modernization are always beneficial to improve water use efficiency and ensure supply reliability.

Furthermore, long-term strategies should be developed to address the challenges of climate change and increasing drought in South Tyrol.

Promoting methods for sustainable agriculture, reducing water waste in industry, and raising awareness among the population about responsible water management are crucial steps toward a resilient and sustainable water economy.

How high could the water savings | profit calculation be with ecoturbino technology in South Tyrol – especially in hotel tourism – an impressive extrapolation

South Tyrol had 152,843 beds in hotels in 2022. Source: Landesinstitut für Statistik ASTAT

Calculation South Tyrol Hotels | Beds
Calculation showers  
Showers:  80.000
Persons/Shower: 1,5
Shower duration:  9 min
Occupacy rate:  80 %
Daily use:  1x per person
Water flow: 12 l/min
Savings: 40% ET10 Adapter | to 7 l/min
Washbasin calculation
Sinks: 80.000
Persons/Sink: 1,5
Shower duration:  0,25 min
Occupacy rate:  80%
Daily use:  5x per Person
Water flow: 10 l/Minute
Savings: 50% ET5 | to 5 Liter / Minute

The hotel profit calculation for South Tyrol is remarkable

The profit calculation for the hotels in South Tyrol would be as follows:

  • Profit through savings (quasi annual profit): approx. ÔéČ 15,000,000 per year
  • Ergo: In 10 years without adjustment for inflation: ÔéČ 150,000,000
  • One-off acquisition costs: approx. ÔéČ4,500,000 depending on the version with hose and shower head
  • Amortisation less than 1 year – within 4 months

The annual savings in water and energy extrapolated

  • Savings of 1,700,000 m┬│ fresh water
  • Savings of 71,000,000 kWh = 250 TJ of energy
  • Savings of 23,000 tonnes of CO2 (equivalent to ÔéČ1,700,000 in certificate trading)

1.5 million litres of water plus energy savings – how can you imagine this quantity using the Olympic swimming pool as an example?

As an example, just take the Olympic swimming pool with 50 x 25 x 2 metres = 2500 m┬│ of water.

Annual fresh water savings in South Tyrol hotels:

  • 680 swimming pool “10 lanes Olympic pool” full of water

Monthly fresh water savings in South Tyrol hotels:

  • 60 swimming pools “10 lanes Olympic pool” full of water
Olympic Pool Water amount
Olympic Pool Water amount

This large quantity of water would not have to be heated at great expense using energy, nor would it have to be purified in sewage treatment plants – and it would not have to be available in water reservoirs either!

The underlying data for the South Tyrol calculation

  • Heating fuel: Gas
  • Cold water price: 1.84 ÔéČ/m┬│
  • Gas price: 11.757 c/kWh
  • Waste water price: 2.02 ÔéČ/m┬│
  • Additional costs: 0 ÔéČ/m┬│
  • CO2 price: 75 ÔéČ/t
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In the end, it is always up to all of us to take the necessary measures to tackle resource conservation and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

By working together, we can overcome the challenges and protect a vital resource, water, which is essential for the survival and well-being of all.

How easy does the ecoturbino system work? What advantages does the water-saving system offer?

  1. Optimizing Air and Water Flow:
    The ecoturbino utilizes a special technology to optimize the flow of water. It mixes a high proportion of air into the water jet, resulting in constant water pressure and flow rate while using less water overall.
  2. Dramatic Reduction in Water Consumption:
    By optimizing water flow, the ecoturbino enables more efficient use of water during showers. This leads to a reduction in water consumption per shower without compromising the quality of the shower experience.
  3. Easy Installation:
    The ecoturbino is easy to install and typically requires no special tools. It can be directly attached to the existing shower hose, making it a cost-effective way to reduce water consumption.
  4. Sustainable Solution:
    By reducing water consumption, the ecoturbino contributes to conserving water resources and can help decrease the ecological footprint. This makes it a sustainable solution for environmentally conscious consumers.

How does the ecoturbino shower system work?

The ecoturbino operates by deliberately introducing air drawn in from the side through an air hole into the shower water stream.

This helps reduce the water volume by approximately 40-50% (saving significant amounts of water and energy) and compensates for this water loss with air bubbles.

As a result, the shower stream that comes into contact with the skin remains consistent, eliminating the unpleasant sensation often associated with low-flow showerheads.

The fascination of shower head drainage for optimum hygiene in the shower

After the showering process is completed, the remaining water in the showerhead and hose is drained through this air hole. One could say, the ecoturbino “urinates” – which is quite visible.

This helps minimize the conditions conducive to the growth of Legionella bacteria, thereby reducing the risk of Legionnaires’ disease to almost zero.

Furthermore, the ecoturbino adapter is affordable, easy to install, and does not require any complex modifications or changes to the existing shower system.

Further advantages of ecoturbino | 7 in 1 principle

  1. The investment in a worry-free Deluxe shower set (ecoturbino adapter, shower hose, and showerhead) is minimal.
  2. After just a few months of using the ecoturbino for showers, the investment is recouped through water and energy savings, placing one in the profit zone for a lifetime.
  3. Therefore, it can be said that the only foolish thing to do is not to invest in an ecoturbino set.
  4. No maintenance costs: ecoturbino requires no maintenance, providing a cost-effective solution for preventing Legionella in the hose and showerhead.

Our ecoturbino carefree sets in the online shop

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All in all, the ecoturbino is a simple but effective way of reducing water consumption when showering without compromising on comfort.

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