How Much Can I Save?
Our Research Has shown that an average household using the Redwater Diverter system could save approximately 16,000 litres of water every year, that's approximately *9.3% of potable water used! These figures are only based on average daily usage. You could save even more than this!

To help save water, the Brisbane City Council  recommend residents have 4 minute showers. If you install the Redwater Diverter system the first half of your 4 minute shower won't be cold!

To test how much you can save, wait until the hot water pipes have cooled overnight, then use a bucket to catch the Redwater at the hot tap in your kitchen and bathroom. When the hot water arrives, turn off the tap and measure how much water is in the bucket.

If you waited at your kitchen sink for 1 minute, you could save approximately 9 litres each time you use the tap!

*The percentage was calculated using information from the Brisbane City Council advising that average daily water consumption for Brisbane households in April 2007 was 470 litres per day. 
How Much Will it Cost?
Depending on where your hot water system is installed, the average home would require a Redwater Diverter for the kitchen and one for each additional bathroom.

The investment in a Redwater Diverter is AU$110.00 RRP (GST inclusive). 

You will require a plumber to install each Redwater Diverter and return line. The averag installation would tak a plumber 1 - 3 hours. The cost of materials for the return line will depend on the size of your house and the length required. The return line can be polythene or polybutylene pipe which is cheap and quick to install.

Most plumbers have a piping system they are familiar with and should be able to make further recommendations. 
Redwater Hot Facts!
The Redwater Diverter:
  • Doesn't need electricity! So it has no ongoing costs.
  • Has versatile options for use of the saved water.
  • Obtains near 100% water recovery.
  • Is usable with any hot water system in any location.
  • Is usable with any existing or new tapware.
  • Doesn't need you to change the way you live, just use the hot tap as normal.
  • Is compact and simple.
  • Can be easily retrofitted into existing plumbing or installed into new constructions.
  • Complements other water saving products and systems.
  • Was invented in Australia.
  • Is made in Australia and patented in Australia (worldwide patents pending).

The Redwater Diverter is manufactured to International and Australian Standard ISO AS/NZ 9002, and is certified to Australian Standard AS 1357.2.

It helps you do your bit for the environment without changing the way you live!

What people are saying...
"This device, I believe, is well thought out and particularly interesting in that it does not use energy" - Chris Walton, Managing Director Landmatters Currumbin Valley Pty Ltd - The Eco Village at Currumbin

"A truly innovative product. I love it so much I want one in my own home" - Jim McKnoulty - Brisbane Resident

"It is the most economical way of saving water in its field, it is easy to install, every home owner should want one." - Paul Reedy, Manager K & R Plumbing Supplies.



An innovative water saving device produced by Queensland company Redwater Australia Pty Ltd has been declared a finalist in the national GreenPlumbers® Awards – an industry showcase of environmentally-conscious products and services for the plumbing industry.

A clever device called the Redwater ™ Diverter operates without electricity or a predetermined action by the user, to save the cooled water from the hot water line that is usually washed away down the drain.

The Redwater ™ Diverter is a small valve that is installed close to an area where hot water is used, such as the kitchen and bathroom. It can service a single tap, like the kitchen sink or multiple taps closer together, as in a bathroom. Once installed, the hot tap is used normally.

Described as ‘novel’ and ‘inventive’, Redwater’s product has gained a finalist position in the Innovative Product of the Year category at the 2007 GreenPlumbers® Awards luncheon, to be held in Melbourne on 20 November 2007.

GreenPlumbers is an innovative training and accreditation initiative developed by the Master Plumbers’ and Mechanical Services Association of Australia (MPMSAA) as the gateway to a ‘green’ plumbing business.

The GreenPlumbers® Awards are a way for the Association to acknowledge the contributions made to the environment by individual plumbers and manufacturers.

So far the GreenPlumbers training program has saved Australia more than 3 billion litres of water, equivalent to 4700 Olympic-sized swimming pools and millions of dollars in energy savings.

Chris Murray, Director of Redwater Australia knows he’s on a winner with his product. “Due to its simple design and compact size at 85mm x 90mm it’s easy for plumbers to carry in their work vehicles for on-the-spot sales, further promoting sustainable plumbing practises and encouraging the customer to reduce their environmental footprint” says Chris.

“It’s a big energy saver. This little product doesn’t require the use of pumps or power sources and it only requires a plumber for installation. We’re proud of it.”

Andrew Willsford, co inventor says “We wanted to save this water the best way possible so we created the Redwater Diverter”.