MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec is launching a new energy efficiency program, the Water- and Energy-Saving Products Program, inviting its customers to get a kit of products including a low-flow showerhead—fixed or hand-held—and faucet aerators. The program includes a component for municipalities that want to promote the kits to their residents.
According to Statistics Canada's 2011 Survey of Drinking Water Plants, Quebecers use a great deal of water: 45% more than the Canadian average and 75% more than Ontarians.
Use less water, save more energy
These products help save electricity through the more efficient use of hot water, which represents 20% of home electricity costs, while reducing overall water consumption, since they use up to 40% less water than conventional products.
| Number of
members of the
|Water savings|| Equivalent in 22.7-litre (5-gallon)
| Annual savings in
|2||21,564 litres||950 bottles||$51|
|4||43,804 litres||1,930 bottles||$100|
|6||63,342 litres||2,790 bottles||$148|
| * Calculations are based on an electricity rate of 7.58¢/kWh, a reference flow rate of 9.5 l/min. for the showerhead and 8.3 l/min.
for faucet aerators, one 8-min. shower per person per day, and other factors.
For more information or to order your kit of water- and energy-saving products, go to the program Web site: www.hydroquebec.com/water-saving/.
For further information:
Louis-Olivier Batty, Press Officer