9 August 2012 – Brisbane manufacturer CINTEP has received a $795,000 Early Stage Commercialisation Grant from the Federal Government boost to develop an innovative shower system.

The recycling shower filters, cleans and pasteurises the water being used in each shower automatically using 70 per cent less water and energy than a conventional shower without reducing flow at the showerhead.

CINTEP chief executive officer Nick Christy said the funding would allow the completion of the final commercial design work and certification of the product to Australian Standards.

“With shower use representing the biggest household water guzzler and the second biggest use of energy, 70 per cent savings mean a significant financial benefit to Aussie households battling rising utility costs,” he said.