Multifamily Property Cuts Water Use By 7%

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Multifamily Property Cuts Water Use By 7%

Auto Diverting Tub Spout System Slashes Water Use & Payback Times

Applegate Apartments, owned and operated by Maryland Management, is located in a well-established residential area just outside of historic downtown Frederick, MD. The multifamily property contains two buildings comprising one, two and three bedroom apartments. Rents range from $1074 to $1709 per unit.

The installation of 156 Auto Diverting Tub Spouts was completed by Applegate's maintenance staff over the course of several months and total water consumption was monitored via meter readings from the billing statements provided by the local water utility. No other water saving products were used during the monitoring period and no savings were attributed the System's shower head, as its flow rate was identical to the flow rate of the shower head it replaced. 


785,000 Gallons Saved Per Year

To calculate hot water savings resulting from installation of the Auto-Diverting Tub Spout Systems, Evolve Technologies reviewed quarterly metering and billing statements from Applegate’s water utility. Statements for the 4 consecutive quarters prior to installation were monitored to determine water use for the year prior to installation. Quarterly statements for a period of one year after installation were reviewed to determine water use for the year after installation. To neutralize the impact of occupancy rate variances within the analysis, water use was adjusted to assume 100% occupancy.

Comparing water use from the Year Prior To Install to the Year After Install reveals 785,345 gallons saved. These savings represent a combined 7% reduction in total water use for the Applegate multifamily property. 


Fast Payback Times - Only 9 to 11 Months

Based on the Occupancy Adjusted water consumption data, payback for purchase of the Auto-Diverting Tub Spout System is 11 months, assuming a $.013 water and sewer cost.

Payback times for purchase of the Auto-Diverting Tub Spout System shrank to just 9 months when conducting a straight comparison, without an occupancy adjustment, of water use for the Year Prior To Installation vs. the First Year After Installation.

Download The Complete Applegate Apartments Net Operating Income Savings Analysis

Auto Diverting Tub Spout System Benefits & Ways To Save

Evolve's Auto Diverting Tub Spout System benefits residents while saving up to 16 gallons of hot water (and the energy used to heat it) per shower:

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