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Quirky yet creative design ideas that can help you save water

by DrPrem Jagyasi

A lot has been said about not wasting water and conserving it instead. However, in spite of all this, some of us continue to waste water on a regular basis. Well, here are some quirky design ideas that will literally force you to stop wasting water. And we mean literally! Take a look to know more.

The Bizarre Spiky Shower Curtain

The Bizarre Spiky Shower Curtain

How would it be if your shower curtain forced you to run out of the bath after some time in the shower? That’s what the Bizarre Spiky Shower Curtain would do. Designed by Elisabeth Buecher, this shower curtain comes with attachments that would start inflating and poking you as you spend more and more time in the shower. After about 4 minutes in the shower, the curtains would start suffocating you to such an extent that you can’t wait to get out of the shower the next time.

The Poor Little Fish Basin

The Poor Little Fish Basin

There is no better way to let you know how much water you are wasting other than showing how you can potentially kill a living being with it. That’s the basic idea of the Poor Little Fish Basin which is typically a fish bowl that sits atop a wash basin. The moment you open the tap, the water would start running out of the basin, thus killing the fish in it. You would need to close the tap before the water in the bowl runs out completely. Once you close the tap, the basin will fill with water automatically.

The Faucet Buddy

The Faucet Buddy

A lot of water is usually wasted from running taps in waiting for the water to heat up. This can be avoided by using the Faucet Buddy, a handy gadget that can be attached to the faucets in your home. The buddy would then display the temperature of the water so that you can open the tap when the water is hot enough.

The Water Reuse Basin

The Water Reuse Basin

Here’s another way to avoid wasting water while waiting for it to heat up. The Water Reuse Basin redirects this water to storage reservoir. This perfectly clean water is then used for other purposes like washing clothes or watering the plants. This method would ensure that you don’t waste even a single drop of water in your home.

The Guild Inducing Water Meter Mirror

The Guild Inducing Water Meter Mirror

This gadget would let you know how much water you are using while showering or washing, thus inducing enough guilt to make you close the tap quickly. For it comes with LED lights that start displaying images of children suffering without water, disappearing glaciers and even polar bears dying as your water usage exceeds normal limits. No wonder you would want to close the tap the moment you start seeing these pictures flashing by your eyes.

The Natura Customizable Flush System

The Natura Customizable Flush System

This water conservation system can help reduce the wastage of water when getting rid of bodily waste. It works on the principle that different wastes would need different amounts of water to be flushed. The design comes with an in built urinal that enables you to choose between higher and lower water flushes depending on how much water would be needed to flush the waste away.

The Water Pebble

The Water Pebble

Another design that subtly lets you know how much water you are wasting, the Water Pebble resembles a normal pebble and needs to be placed near the drain in the shower, sink or tub. The gadget would measure the amount of water being used and start changing its color from green to yellow and then red as water utilization goes beyond the conventional limits.

Summary

A lot of us continue to waste water irrespective of being asked to not to. The gadgets mentioned above take this advice to a whole new level by literally forcing us to save water. So consider getting them for your home.