David Mertens and his 2 children moved into their new built home in Grimbergen, Belgium in 2019. Combining recycled water and rainwater, they use only 13 liters of water per person per day.
I work for Durabrik, a project developer, and through a colleague, I came into contact with Hydraloop. When I was developing a new housing project, I decided to live there myself. For heating and electricity, I opted for PV panels and an air-water heat pump. In Flanders, it is mandatory for new homes to recover rainwater, but we wanted to go even further and also added water recycling. We connected all drains – where possible – to rainwater or recycled Hydraloop water. On average we use only 13 liters of tap water per person per day for the dishwasher, hand basins, and for drinking water.
My experiences are positive. Hydraloop staff always think along and are customer-oriented. In my case, this was even more important as we connected the Hydraloop to rainwater, which made the overall installation a bit more complex.