Everyday we hear about go green campaign that has taken over everyone. But, if you thought that going green only meant planting trees then think again. Water conservation is one of the indispensable aspects of go green campaign as it is second element after oxygen without which humans canât survive. Water is one of the most misused natural resource owing to its easy availability and abundance. However, the time has come from where if we do not consider this issue seriously, then a water scare future will be inevitable. The other reason of water wastage is that people do not recognize it. They have become so used to it that they fail to see how much difference they can make with their individual contributions in this noble cause. Here, we have brought for you the Best of 2011: Water saving gadgets. Letâs have a look.
1. Seesaw water saving faucet
The idea of designing such faucet came into the mind of Chanhee Han when he saw that simple activities like shaving, brushing oneâs teeth or even washing hands result in unnecessary wastage of water. When we wash our hands, the tap remains running till the time our hands obtain soap and are rubbed together for proper cleansing. In order to prevent the wastage of water during this activity, Han thought of this see saw design faucet that dispenses both water from one end and soap from another. One needs to push the side containing soap and when done with applying it; he/ she just need to gently push the other side that dispenses water to rinse the hands. This might seem trivial but when applied on a large scale, it will surely make a difference.
2. Faucet aerator
This is one of the simplest yet the smartest way to save water effortlessly. All you do is fit this gadget to your kitchen and bathroom taps. Cleverly designed, this device aerates the water so that it covers a larger surface area, providing you a thick flow of water while washing hands, teeth brushing or washing utensils. The flow of water gets reduced yet the effectiveness increases. However, the only time the reduced flow of water will come to your notice is when you are filling a bucket or a large utensil. But nothing can beat this product in terms of pricing, easy usage and effectiveness.
3. Automatic rain monitor
Sprinkling has been one of the most effective ways of irrigation. Based on the same, Home Depot has come up with an automatic rain monitoring water sprinkler. This gadget is induced with intelligence to sense and monitor rainfall. Whenever there is a rainfall this device automatically stops watering the plants, thereby, saving the garden from being over watered. This device doesnât need batteries but operates on rainfall and water pressure concepts. With this device just automate the irrigation of your garden and save water which in result save costs.
4. Water saver usage meter
Water being readily available is used in a taken for granted manner. Even the most enthusiastic water conservers fail to realize how much water they waste everyday. To make one aware of his/ her water usage, Water Saver Usage Meter could prove a vital gadget. This water usage meter can easily fit between a hose pipe and its spray nozzle to track the amount of water passing through it. The measurement units can be set according to oneâs own preferences in gallon or liters. When not in use, this meter switches off automatically within 10 seconds to conserve its battery. You can work upon set amounts of water for irrigation, cleaning cars or other activities so that water is optimally used. This meter is priced at $27.60 and a must buy for every gardener.
5. +-Water meter concept
This water meter is an advanced version of the conventional meters available in them market. The latter ones just display the amount of water that is used; however, +-Water Meter Concept moves a step further and shows the equivalent cost of the water to create far reaching impact on us. This device can be easily attached to the end of faucets. Whenever, the faucet is turned on, this meter monitors the amount of water passing through whilst calculating the cost attached to it. The drawback is that one needs to install this meter in each and every faucet in the house. But still, this device might persuade people to adjust their water usage needs accordingly. The designer of this innovative water cum cost meter is Young Suk Kim.