Most of us turn a faucet on, adjust the flow volume, and then allow the water to flow freely. Then we perform a task, such as, washing, rinsing, brushing, filling a container… usually your hands are involved in making all the desired adjustments. It is estimated that only 10% to 50% of the water that flows from the faucet is ever utilized. This is one of the behaviors of waste that we all engage in everyday, thus wasting gallons and gallons of water. This translates into costs for the municipality, utilities, and ultimately and with the highest price being translated to the end user – You and I.
The EcoFaucet will allow an individual to selectively turn on or off the flow of water through the use of a foot-actuated water control valve. Temperature and flow are controlled by the most simple of our technologies.
For an full interactive experience in water delivery through a faucet we have developed hello faucet – an IoT enabled device that will allow “hands free” operation of any faucet through its unique digital valve design. This system will save between 50% and 70% of the waterr typically consumed for most household washing/rinsing events. Per household it translates into a saving of approximately 50 to 70 gallons per day.