Filtered water system manufacturer Eau de Vie has launched the Multitap, a drinking water appliance that provides instant fresh, filtered boiling and chilled water.
Still and sparkling cold water is available, and all options are dispensed through a single tap.
The internal set-up isolates the two water lines, ensuring that the cold water comes out chilled, while the hot is drawn at a temperature set by the user to meet a particular need.
Incorporating a heat exchange system, the new tap captures heat generated during the chilling cycle which would typically be wasted, recovering it to preheat the boiling water and save energy.
In addition, the single point dispense unit has an inbuilt 7 day time switch, designed to ensure the system is running only when it is needed. A stand-by mode can be selected to activate after a pre-set time of non-use, whereby the advanced water tap will power down.
Speaking about the launch, David Smithson, CEO of Eau de Vie, said the new water appliance was a ‘step change’ in the large scale delivery of water for the catering industry, adding: “The new Multitap utilises the very latest innovations in heat transference as well as energy savings techniques to be a truly green product. Unlike anything else on the market, it will genuinely save operators money through decrease energy consumption as well as allowing to drive new revenue streams by offering a ‘third way’ between expensive, undesirable single use bottled water and chlorinated tap water.
“We are extremely proud of our newest innovation which will add a new dimension to the filtered water market, offering a genuine green alternative to current systems.”