Waterpebble claims to be a revolutionary device designed to take the effort out of saving water in the shower.
Designed by product designer Paul Priestman, Waterpebble is unique in the way it works to help reduce water usage.
The clever device monitors water going down the plug hole during the shower. Memorising the first shower and using it as a benchmark, Waterpebble then indicates, via a series of ‘traffic lights’, flashing gently from green through to red, when to finish showering.
Each time you shower Waterpebble automatically fractionally reduces the shower time helping save water without needing to think about it.
“There is a huge imperative to use less water but it’s a difficult thing to quantify” says Paul Priestman. “I wanted to design something that takes the hard work out of going green and that helps people change their behaviour so that eventually they are doing it automatically. The Waterpebble has a mind of its own so that it literally does all the hard work and the user is gently persuaded to use less water”.
Paul Priestman is founding director of Priestmangoode, a multidisciplinary design group creating world class designs for leading airlines, train companies and hotels, and intelligent and inspiring design for everyday products and services.
Waterpebble is available for £3.75 from www.waterpebble.com. It is being marketed both to end consumers and to water utilities to help them encourage their customers to reduce water consumption.
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