Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm Getting This

Anyone in my family will gladly tell you that I'm a bit--okay, huge--water Nazi. Just tonight I barked at my kid as he was, helpfully, rinsing out a milk jug before throwing it into the recycling. A good mom would have focused on the recycling aspect of the act, but I was too busy being horrified by the full blast stream of water gushing down the drain.

I wasn't always this water crazy, but living in Austin made me much more appreciative of the preciousness of the resource. A few trips to Big Bend helped a lot, too.

Anyway, I'm excited about the Waterpebble. Created by Brit Paul Priestman, it:
. . . monitors water going down the plug hole when you shower. Memorising your first shower and using it as a benchmark, Waterpebble then indicates, via a series of ‘traffic lights’ flashing gently from green through to red, when to finish showering.  Each time you shower Waterpebble automatically fractionally reduces your shower time helping you to save water without needing to think about it.

I generally take a pretty quick shower but I definitely think this could be really fun for the kids. I'm going to buy one.

From Reverse Garbage and The Guardian

1 comment:

Kat said...

We used to have a monitor light like this in the elementary school cafeteria. Went from green to yellow to red as the volume of conversation got higher... showed us!