YW™ - Your Water is a speculative industrial design project that aims to radically challenge the way the public perceives, thinks of and gets involved in the increasing water scarcity in the age of the Anthropocene. The project investigates the potential environmental and socio-economical benefits of recycling all household wastewater locally and deliberately through a visible process within every urban household.
YW™ - Your Water is a modular household size wastewater treatment system - it recycles wastewater at home. YW™ turns black and grey water into clean drinking water. It also extracts valuable secondary by-products such as energy and nutrients that would be otherwise lost. Save energy by powering YW™ with the additional thermal energy produced from recycled wastewater.
With YW™ you will recycle up to 90% of household wastewater, including the wastewater from your washing machine, dishwasher, shower, tap and toilet - all through one in-house equipment.
With YW™ no wastewater leaves your house, eliminating the environmental risks of secondary pollution and reducing the carbon footprint that is common in currently conventional wastewater treatment plants.
YW™ is the essential water management tool in the age of the Anthropocene, ensuring maximum water efficiency and reuse that is a crucial element towards sustainability in growing urban environments from developed to third world countries.
YW™ is a modular household appliance, allowing our customers to choose the right size and functionality matching the particular household type and daily water usage by its residents.
YW™ is the new generation technology making the toilet-to-tap water cycle the new standard towards clean environment and sustainable use of natural resources. With YW™ water recycling becomes a visible and conscious process of every household across the world.
On average the water consumption in Europe is 144 liters per person per household everyday. With a population of 700 million that equals 100.8 million cubic liters. YW™ will reduce it by 90 percent.
YW™ saves lives. Millions of lives. Almost 80% of diseases in developing countries are connected to water causing more than 3 million early deaths. Every 17 seconds there is a child dying from diarrhoea.