In the air quality directive (2008/EC/50), the EU has set a critical level for nitrogen oxides (NOx) for the protection of vegetation within the zones designated by member states: the NOx annual mean value may not exceed 30 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3).
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By having aerators and water flow restrictors fitted on your taps, the flow of water will feel stronger, but will consist of less water and more air. Aerated taps can reduce the water flow by 30-40 %.
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