Friday, July 1st, 2011
Universal Pumps, wholesale distributor of a comprehensive range of pumps and grey water systems, today announced the launch of the new WaterBug rotor valve which promotes intelligent irrigation.

With households experiencing rising costs in both water and electricity, the WaterBug is a welcome solution in the domestic irrigation market. It represents a low cost, highly reliable option for irrigating the garden and is powered by water supplied from rainwater tanks, grey water systems or even the garden tap.

The WaterBug controls the flow of tap water, rain water or grey water to irrigate the garden through either sprinkler or drip line irrigation systems. Its one valve, innovative system operates sequentially for up to six stations and offers improved performance by splitting flows and reducing operating rates.

“For over 35 years there has been only one option available only for water rotation valves,” says Universal Pumps’ National Sales Manager Ashley Chaplyn. “The introduction of the Universal WaterBug will not only give consumers choice, it is also a fantastic add-on product to complement our award winning GreyFlow grey water diversion systems.”

“Last year, our GreyFlow 001 System was recognised for the 2nd consecutive year, winning Water Saving Product of The Year at the WA Master Plumbers Excellence Awards. We are continually innovating and improving our products and the WaterBug is just another example of this innovation."

The WaterBug uses intelligent technology to control the flow of water out to sprinkler or drip lines, without the need for solenoid valves. The flow of water from the inlet is switched to each of the lines in a continuous sequential process. No electrical power or other mechanics are required.

Coupled with water saving, sustainable products such as grey water diversion systems and rainwater tanks, the WaterBug promotes a green garden all year around, even when water restrictions are in place. Further, its even dispersal means the risk of soil nutrient loading is reduced.

When used with irrigation systems, the WaterBug can be set up with either a tap timer as a cost effective option or with automatic control systems, lowering the pipe size requirements and reducing infrastructure costs (up to 30% in many cases). The WaterBug can also be used for repairs or extensions.

Now available from leading irrigation and pump retailers, the Universal WaterBug will save you money while keeping your gardens green.

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Over the past 8 years, Universal Pumps has developed a reputation for providing the Australian market with reliable, great performing products, minus the premium price tag. The range includes a comprehensive range of pumps including pressure systems, jet pumps, submersible pumps; the PondMate range of pond pumps and accessories, the GreyFlow range of grey water diversion systems and Universal Waterboy, rainwater harvesting technology.
Joanne Stewart
P: 1300 132 302


irrigation, home garden, water pump, grey water, sustainable garden, sprinklers



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