Ground-breaking innovation in rainwater harvesting

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Courtesy of INTEWA GmbH

Rainwater harvesting has for centuries been performed using simple methods. At the start of the 1990s, the first companies began launching standardised components on the German market. In 1997, at the leading international trade fair for sanitary, heating and climate control technology, the ISH, INTEWA was one of the first companies to present a complete station for rainwater harvesting. The outstanding feature of the complete station is that the building services of a rainwater plant can be combined into a compact device.

This saw rainwater harvesting become a proper constituent part of the sanitary, heating and climate control trades. After some 12 years without any significant product innovations within the industry, INTEWA has developed a new module that in 2009 is of such a standard that it will change the state-of-the-art in rainwater harvesting for years to come:

The new Rainmaster Eco – combines intelligence and design within the smallest space

Oliver Ringelstein, CEO of INTEWA and passionate sailor, had a flash of genius: the consumers on sailing boats, such as sanitary appliances, galley sinks and other water tap locations, are usually powered by an onboard membrane pump. So why not adapt the membrane pump for rainwater harvesting in the single-family house and integrate it into one new complete module? It was only when he took this idea to its logical conclusion that he realised the wealth of beneficial possibilities that this opened up. It is in such moments that the energy is harnessed to develop a truly good product.

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