Grohe fits water-saving mixers in mosque
Beirut, October 5, 2011
Germany-based Grohe, a premium brand for sanitary fittings, recently replaced 50 mixers in the Great Umayyad Mosque in Damascus with its self-closing taps to minimise water wastage during ablution.
Contropress and Contromix, the new mixers, were replaced in the ablution rooms and in the central courtyard area to ensure the economic, ecological and safe use of water, in line with Grohe’s “Green Mosque” initiative, launched in the Middle East in 2009.
The initiative is part of Grohe’s global WaterCare campaign, which seeks to increase public awareness about water conservation techniques and to secure the future of this precious natural resource.
"Grohe is dedicated to using its advanced technological resources, first-class materials and design innovation to ensure water efficiency," said Ziad Saasaa, the country manager of Grohe in Syria.
"It is this combination of factors that directly equates to reduced water consumption and products that deliver the best possible experience and which last a lifetime."
The new mixers were ordered from Grohe headquarters in Germany, where the company designed 29 Contromix mixers especially for the Umayyad Mosque to be installed in the ablution rooms (for male and female), in addition to another 21 Contrpress wall-mountable mixers in the central courtyard area.
The position and location of each mixer was set to ensure maximum comfort during all stages of the ablution. After the installation process, representatives from Grohe trained the Mosque’s technical team on how to set up and use the new mixers.
"Grohe installed five water meters inside the ablution rooms and central courtyard to monitor the water usage for a period of one month, before and after the mixers were installed. A report on the amount of water conserved by this initiative is expected soon,” Saasaa said.
The "Green Mosque" initiative is now being rolled out in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service