Salomon Valdivia, faithful reader of eco-inventions, sent us his prototype “saving water for the shower”.

It is a device (working prototype) in the shape of a capsule which measures 40 cm long by 9 cm wide or in diameter and which is easily connected to the shower, in this case to the hose that comes out of the tap. and who goes up.

This device makes it possible to divert to a clean container all the cold drinking water that falls into the drain while waiting for the water to come out hot to be able to bathe (8 to 10 liters on average per shower), this drinking water that the we divert to the container can then be used for whatever we want because it is completely clean and potable water.

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This device easily connects to any shower and saves drinking water by diverting it to containers that we can install in the kitchen or wherever we want.

It works automatically and is completely self-contained, it does not need any external power sources to operate, it is inexpensive to manufacture and therefore it would be readily available for any home, it is lightweight, it does not have no need for a specialist to install it, anyone can do it. can be done, the investment is recovered by generating significant savings in drinking water and therefore in the water bill for the month.

Today Chile and the world are going through a drought, a water crisis that has not had real solutions for society for years, in part because of climate change and the waste of natural resources and that tomorrow could get worse if not real, concrete action is taken.

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People are still not aware of this problem, at least not most. The greatest amount of drinking water lost in a city is found in homes, and especially in the kitchen and bathroom, for example, when a person takes a shower, they let the cold water run before they go. ‘she does not get hot, just with this act loses 8-10 liters of drinking water, the water flowing to the sewer is thrown away.

The challenge today is precisely to innovate, to find real solutions that also make it possible to educate and raise awareness in society, by integrating them into the problem but also into the solution.


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