Did you know that the average 10 minute shower uses 25 gallons of water? That’s 2.5 gallons of water a minute.
Add that to the 50 gallons it takes to fill the average bathtub, or the 3 gallons it takes to flush the average toilet, and it quickly become obvious that the bathroom is one of the biggest water-wasting rooms in the home.
There are lots of different ways to conserve water during your bathroom routine, like reducing time spent in the shower or using a shower bucket to recycle some of the water for use on your lawn or garden. But unless you set a timer, it’s hard to know exactly how long you’ve spent in the shower, and a shower bucket just doesn’t make sense for those without a lot of thirsty plants.
That’s why designer Peter Priestman invented the Waterpebble: an easy way for anyone to reduce bathroom water consumption.
Inspired by a hotel sign that read, “Please use water sparingly,” Priestman designed the Waterpebble to monitor the amount of water going down your shower drain.
When placed next to the drain, the Waterpebble tracks every drop flowing by. By memorizing your first shower and using it as a benchmark, Waterpebble can then tell you, via a series of ‘traffic lights’ flashing 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.
What do you think of the Waterpebble? Would it help your family waste less water in the shower? Share your thoughts in a comment!