From Apr 1st, Non water-efficient washing machines considered ‘illegal’
SINGAPORE – From April B, washing machines that aren’t water environment friendly will not be bought in shops.
Singapore’s nationwide water company PUB stated solely these with a number of ticks are allowed on the market.
The extra ticks a product has, the extra water environment friendly it’s.
Moving ahead, PUB stated it intends to boost the minimal requirement for laundry machines from one tick to 2 ticks in 2015.
A one-tick washer can save eighty one litres of water per wash for a 7kg laundry load.
Those with two and three ticks can save 102 litres and 112 litres of water, respectively.
PUB stated gross sales of washing machines with three ticks have elevated by 17 per cent from fifty five,174 models bought in 2011 to seventy nine,309 models in 2013.
“Laundry is the third most water-consuming exercise at house and accounts for 19 per cent of a mean household’s month-to-month water consumption.
“PUB has been working with suppliers and retailers to offer clear labelling to point the water effectivity of each washer. This will assist shoppers to make an knowledgeable selection when shopping for one,” stated Chong Hou Chun, director of Water Supply Network at PUB.
Showers and washing within the kitchen sink prime the chart as the 2 most water-consuming actions at residence at 29 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively.