The Shower Hot Water Saver

A Simple Yet Effective Device, Automatically Used Every Time You Shower That Stops The Waste Of Hot Water, In Effect Saving You Money.

So efficient, that a family of three can save over $75.00 a year in wasted water costs, as well as the cost of heating that wasted water.

People are busy in the morning and most, don't have the luxury of time to stand around waiting for their shower to get warm. As a result, they turn on their shower and leave to perform another morning task, like brushing their teeth, while their shower is warming.

This "ritual" results in a significant water and energy waste because the shower is actually warm long before the user ever "jumps-in". In the tooth brushing scenario depicted above, ShowerStart would pause the shower's water flow after 46 seconds, thus preventing 60 seconds of additional waste. This translates into an annualized savings up to over 2,500 gallons of water, and over $75 in water heating costs.

How much will you save? That's hard to say for certain. There are a number of factors involved including behavior, utility costs and shower flow rate. We are certain however that on average people will reduce their utility bill by $.03 for every gallon of hot water saved. Sounds small at first, but it adds up over the course of a year.


Natural Swimming Pools

MICK HILLEARY, an industrial designer who builds zoo exhibits and trade show displays, and who expanded into residential pools five years ago, has found that Americans have a clearly defined idea of what constitutes a proper swimming pool.
The “natural pools” that Total Habitat builds are bordered with wood, planted with lush vegetation and free of chemicals like chlorine; they resemble nothing so much as a swimming hole. “It’s natural-looking, like a pond,” Mr. Hilleary said. “But the water looks so clean. People really want to swim in it, more than in a farm pond.”
Natural swimming pools (or swimming ponds, as they are called in Europe, where the concept originated 20 years ago) are self-cleaning pools that combine swimming areas and water gardens. Materials and designs vary — the pools can be lined with rubber or reinforced polyethylene, as in the case of Total Habitat’s, and may look rustic or modern — but all natural pools rely on “regeneration” zones, areas given over to aquatic plants that act as organic cleansers.
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From Oil Barrel To Side Table

Each model is unique and each design is one-of-a-kind. Check out the web site for the many different transformations from ugly trash into beautiful functional recycled furniture.

Bagel To Go!

Use an old CD spindle as a bagel transporter. What a neat way to reuse something that was just going to be tossed!