Automatic shut-off taps
Automatic shut-off taps turn off the tap after a certain time. This makes them particularly useful in public areas, such as visitor attractions, holiday parks, or public toilets. The main types of automatic shut-off taps are:
Percussion or push taps are self-closing taps that close after they have been operating for a pre-set time, generally between 1 and 30 seconds. To be most efficient, push taps need to be well maintained to ensure correct operation.
Percussion taps cost around £20 each and can reduce water use by over 50%, compared with conventional taps. They can come in kits that simply fit onto existing standard tap bodies without the need to get new taps.
- Passive infrared sensors for taps
This sensor will automatically open the tab while visitors use it. Once a pre-set amount of water is used up, the tap will close.