Sadly, it’s all too easy to waste water without meaning to. Just think of all the water you get through in a day and how difficult it is to only use the exact amount needed. If only there was a simple, cheap gizmo that fitted on the end of a tap, for example, in order to massively reduce your everyday water consumption?
Well, who would’ve guessed – now there is. Or at least, there soon will be thanks to the creators of the Altered:Nozzle, who claim that their device can reduce water usage from a tap by a massive 98 per cent, while still allowing users enough power and water flow from the tap to do everything they need.
It’s all due to atomisation, which breaks up the water into droplet form. This apparently allows contact with a greater amount of the water than through regular flow. And it simply slips over a regular tap nozzle without any troublesome fitting. Clever, huh?
And of course, there’s a Kickstarter at play here – a successful one, as it happens; the Altered:Nozzle smashed its original target of just over $29,000, and is currently at almost $170,000.
As the CEO of Altered Company, Johan Nihlén, points out in the video above, even washing your hands wastes a huge amount of water unnecessarily, with most of it passing by or bouncing off hands: “That’s millions of gallons of water literally slipping through our fingers and down the drain.”