Member Spotlight: The Clean Water Rally’s Ocean Sponsor, Speakman

On June 6 2017, hundreds of clean water advocates rallied in Dover to celebratethe release of the Clan Water and Flood Abatement Task Force report and urge decision makers to support additional dedicated funding for water quality and flood abatement projects in Delaware. Our rally was a success thanks to ourattendees, exhibitors and sponsors. Here, we’re learning a bit more about the rally’s presenting “Ocean Sponsor,” Speakman!

In 1869, brothers Allen and Joseph Speakman opened a modest plumbing workshop in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. With a pioneering spirit and an unwavering dedication to craft, the brothers would design the world’s first adjustable shower head, as well as a full assortment of hospitality, commercial, emergency, and home plumbing products.

A lot has changed since then, but Speakman’s passion for quality and performance has remained the same. Family-owned and operated for nearly 150 years, Speakman’s team has remained small by design to focus on what they do best. From solid brass shower heads to reliable emergency equipment, each fixture has been meticulously engineered to deliver the greatest experience imaginable.

And that experience extends well into their water-saving fixtures. Over the past few years, Speakman engineers began developing revolutionary low flow shower heads that would save water without sacrificing an ounce of performance.

The Speakman Reaction Shower Head, which features a patented turbine-powered engine, infuses energy and velocity into each spray. The result is a powerful, pulsating sensation that uses at least 20% less water and outperforms competitor models in both force and thermal retention.

Additionally, Speakman introduced their new Echo Low Flow Shower Head, which features 3 unique spray settings to deliver a versatile, satisfying shower experience while saving water at the same time.

To further raise awareness for water conservation not only nationally but regionally as well, Speakman began partnering with local organizations up and down Delaware. For the 2nd year in a row, Speakman will be the lead sponsor of the Dogfish Dash, an 8k race thrown by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to benefit local conservation efforts. Each year, Speakman also donates over 400 low flow shower heads to the Firefly Music Festival to deliver sustainable, powerful showers to concert goers. And in 2017, Speakman was thrilled to join the Clean Water Alliance, a coalition to improve the quality of Delaware’s water.

“Water is everything to us,” says Robert Knoll, President and CEO of Speakman. “It influences every decision we make as a company. And we believe it’s so important to not only use water responsibly, but also ensure we preserve and protect it as well.”

Today, Speakman showers and faucets are enjoyed daily in households and preferred by guests in luxury hotel and resorts such as Wynn and Marriott. Speakman emergency showers and eyewashes, as well as commercial faucets and valves are specified in facilities ranging from hospitality and healthcare to manufacturing and education. In addition, Speakman can be found on Amazon, Ferguson, Grainger, HD Supply, Home Depot and Lowes. To learn more about Speakman, visit www.speakman.com.