Saving Water with Style

There’s a craze going around lately in the pursuit of saving water in more ways than one, whether it be scheduling when to water the garden, or washing dishes, or even taking showers. Two companies took it to heart to set out and design products to save water for the mass consumer (that’s you and me) and basically help the world. Nebia has come up with a shower that boasts saving 70% of water all the while letting you feel amazingly clean. Altered has designed an easy to attach faucet nozzle that saves up to 98% water usage. The secret to saving water?


Never heard of it? Neither had I until I looked into these products. Essentially atomization is the conversion of a substance (water) into fine particles (water droplets), AKA mist in this case. It allows more water to come into contact with the surface it hits, whether it be your hair or the tomatoes you’re going to cook for dinner, reducing the water that goes to waste.

Let’s start with Nebia:


This sleek design is easy to install and has the capability to accommodate people of all different heights with a sliding body and a rotating head. No more ducking under the shower head to rinse off! Each shower head currently is $375, but with the amount of water it saves, it’ll pay for itself after a year. One small cost to save money and water.




Can you see it? It’s right there attached to the faucet where the water comes out. Yup, this device is designed to fit in with what you already have so you don’t have to buy a new sink; you just have to replace the aerator. Also it’s shaped like a…you guessed it, water droplet. This cute design actually helps to serve as a switch. The first setting is the Super Saver mode which saves about 75% water and is regular flow while the second setting is the Mist mode, the part that saves you mega bucks (98% water). This small product makes a big impact, the philosophy of Altered, and is scheduled to roll out in December this year.

Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance Builder & Remodeler with EcoSafe Spaces Design+Build in Austin, TX

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