Instalation Instructions-5Installation Instructions

Enviro Save Water System Thermal Switching Valve TSV – 2A

Australian standards:

  • ATS 5200-475 Coldwater Recovery Device
  • ATS 5200-481 Thermal Switching Valve
  • ATS 5200-485 Pressure Tank
  • AS 1357-2 Pressure Reducing Valve


  • Water supply pressure 140 to 600 kpa
  • Cold water temperature 0° to 30° C
  • Hot water temperature 30° to 60° C
  • Valve opening temperature 35° to 40° C +
  • Valve closing temperature 30° C -
  • Ideal differential 150 kpa +
  • Water flow rate 4 Lpm +

Instalation Instructions-1System overview:

Enviro Save Water System, when installed in a dwelling, will save all the water which has cooled in the hot water lines which otherwise would flow out of the hot tap prior to the hot water arriving at the spout or shower.

The saved water can be stored within the system or piped to a rain water tank for reuse.

To save the water within the system requires a thermal switching valve (TSV) at a hot outlet, a pressure diaphragm tank to store the saved water, plus a pressure reducing valve to lower the pressure of the cold water line to 150kpa less than the hot water line.

Instalation Instructions-2High pressure will flow into low pressure when the lines are connected, via the TSV. The saved water is stored in the diaphragm tank in the cold line until a cold tap is turned on (or a toilet flushed). The stored cold water in the tank is used before any new cold water is drawn from the mains supply.

If the saved water is piped to a rain water tank, a pipe is connected to the TSV and the saved cold water piped direct to the rain water tank or a downpipe to the tank. In this case the pressure tank and pressure reducing valve are not required.

Thermal switching valves are installed under a sink or basin. One valve per wet area (bathroom,ensuite or kitchen) is all that is required. Thermal switching valve TSV- 2A can be used in a hot line before a junction to two wet areas. All the cold water in the hot line between the heater unit and the TSV will be intercepted and saved for reuse.

See installation instructions below for further information

Instalation Instructions-3Warranty:

The valve as supplied by Enviro Manufacturing Co is warranted for a period of 12 months to be free from defects in material and/or workmanship. Defective items must be returned to the factory for inspection and replacement.

Valves must be installed as per supplied instructions and by licensed plumbers. Installation must comly with Plumbing Code AS 3500.

Failures due to scale formation or debris are not warranted. Claims are limited to factory replacement of defective parts or the complete valve.

Instalation Instructions-4Maintenance:

The valve is protected by a screen washer located at the inlet to the valve. Cleaning may be necessary if debris in the line reduces flow or stops flow.

Inspect the non-return valve located in the valve cold water bypass outlet.

Trouble Shooting Table to go here. 

Installation instructions: 

Special note:

Enviro Save Water System is designed to save and store for reuse (within the sealed water circuit) any water which has cooled in the hot water lines that would otherwise flow out of the hot tap and down the drain prior to the hot water arriving at the spout or shower. For this to happen, cold water in the hot line needs to be detected and redirected into the cold line when connected. Therefore, the cold line needs to be at a lower pressure than the hot line.

To reduce the cold line pressure a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) must be installed in the cold line, downstream of the hot water T-off point. The patented Thermal Switching Valve detects cold water and redirects it to the storage tank. Saved water is returned from the tank whenever a cold outlet (including toilet) is used, and before any new cold water is drawn into the system from the mains supply. The ideal differential between cold and hot line pressures is 150 Kpa.


Locate the mains-in supply to the heater unit, check and note pressure. If the pressure exceeds 500 Kpa consider fitting a PRV upstream of the heater T-off point and set it at 450 Kpa as this will save more water. Fit a PRV in the cold line downstream of the heater T-off point and set it at 300 Kpa (or 150 Kpa less than the pressure in the hot water line). Ideally, the hot water is now at 450 Kpa and the cold water is at 300 Kpa, a difference of 150 Kpa.

Fit the pressure (storage) tank in the cold line anywhere downstream of the cold line PRV. Set the tank air pressure at 302 Kpa (or 2 Kpa more than the cold water pressure). Set the tank air pressure with nil pressure at the water inlet (i.e. no water in tank). Do not situate the pressure tank in sunlight.

Fit a Thermal Switching Valve in the hot line under the sink or basin, connect the cold-out port into the cold water line. Now cold water, when detected in the hot line, will flow into the cold line then into the pressure tank.

The Thermal Switching Valve has an inlet strainer and the cold outlet a non-return valve. Valve TSV 2A suits two-taps-and-centre-spout tapware and single lever mixer tapware or single hot tap, or a remote hot line. See valve fitting instructions diagram.


The minimum differential is 70 Kpa. Cold water pressure can range from 140 Kpa to 450 Kpa, and hot from 210 Kpa to 600 Kpa. The greater the difference and the lower the pressure maximises the water quantity which can be saved in the tank.

Check tank size table for capacities.

Refer to trouble shooting section if necessary.


Turn on the hot tap. There may be a dribble or no flow of water until hot water arrives. ONLY hot water will flow from the hot tap. If no water is available the valve will bypas cold water until the pressure tank is full. If necessary, to empty the tank and restart the system, turn on a cold tap until a hot tap flows hot water.

Note: The saved water can be piped to a rainwater tank. In this case the Pressure Reducing Valve and the Pressure Tank are not required.

This system complies with Australian Standards 5200-475, 485 and 481.


Enviro Save Water System

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