Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality says Aqus water reuse system from Sloan is allowable without permit

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL. – According to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), the AQUS water reuse system from Sloan Valve Co. is allowable in the state of Arizona and does not require a notice of intent permit or departmental verification before using.

AQUS is a small-scale water reuse system that is based upon the premise that using fresh water to flush a toilet is unnecessary and wasteful. The system collects the water that goes down the bathroom sink, filters and disinfects it, and uses it to flush the toilet. It does not cross connect to the fresh water system nor does it inhibit backflow prevention. It recycles used water as the primary source for flushing the toilet, then supplements it with fresh water as needed. AQUS can save up to 6,000 gallons of fresh water per year and requires only annual maintenance.

Based on cursory review, ADEQ officials determined that because the AQUS system is not a component of a treatment or disposal works, the system does not fall within the department’s purview to review or regulate, nor are there any impediments in departmental rules to using the device.

Sloan Valve Co. is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. Headquartered in Franklin Park, Illinois, the company provides sustainable restroom solutions by manufacturing water- and energy-efficient products such as Flushometers, electronic faucets, soap dispensers and vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.

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