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The AquaHub six-line water management system
The AquaHub six-line water management system
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The AquaHub six-line water management system

April 23, 2009 With water conservation becoming an increasingly urgent priority in many parts of the world, we're always on the lookout for something that saves on H2O. Described as a "power strip + surge protector for watering outdoors", the AquaHub is a water management tool that connects to a standard garden hose, branching out into six regulated irrigation outlets to pinpoint and cater for the specific needs of different areas within the garden, saving time as well as water.

The six irrigation outlets have been designed with twist-control valves allowing the water flow to be set differently and regulated in specific areas. In this way the product is designed to conserve and direct the water to where it is required at the optimum pressure.

According to inventor Tim Tomlin, a newspaper pressman who works nights, the device is also designed to save time. Mr. Tomlin invented the basic concept for the AquaHub from hose, piping and valves when he found himself using what precious spare daylight time he had moving a sprinkler around the yard to water plants. He fine tuned the design and patented it in 2004, then partnered with AbsolutelyNew to produce and sell the product.

The AguaHub is due out in the coming months, pricing and availability is yet to be finalized.

Anne Hanrahan

3 comments
Göran Schumacher
There's rarely new things under the sun. Watch this prodct from Gardena: http://www.gardena.com:80/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10052&storeId=10052&productId=14042&langId=10&parent_category_rn=12564 It is even programmable with an extra controller. /Goran.
Bruce Reynolds
This looks very similar to the Aquapod by Hozelock. http://www.hozelock.com/watering/auto-watering/easy/auto-aquapod-11-182.html
Runklmstiltzskin
I ain't smart enough to work one of these, I currently run a 4 inch PVC pipe along side my plants and beside each plant I run a piece of hemp rope from an opening in the pipe over to the plant and when the plant needs a drink, it siphons it thru the hemp rope,no timer ,no mess ,no fuss, just put nutrients in the water and my plants get water whenever they need it!!I can go away for days and just have someone,Fill the pipe when I'm out of town.....not very often,...it works 4 Me!!