In honor of World Water Day (Friday, March 22nd), BLANCO Design Council member Leslie Clagett of KB Culture has provided this interesting guest post. It’s a unique concept for an eco bath faucet by designer, Chanhee Han. (We have to disclose that this is not one of our exceptional BLANCO water saving faucets for the kitchen—it’s just super cool and worth a mention on this important date. According to the EPA, the bathroom is the largest consumer of indoor water. And so it is important to consider ways to save water throughout the home and not just in the kitchen.)
Please take a moment today to consider how you might save water at home. Whether it’s a water conservation faucet from BLANCO or something as simple as fixing a leaky faucet with a new ceramic disk cartridge (see our easy how to video!). We all can do something to help share water on our planet. Read more about water conservation from groups we love such as Water for People or the Thirst Project, take a shorter shower in the morning or think outside the box as Chanhee has with his unique concept below.
This faucet, a concept by Chanhee Han, addresses water-wasting in an intuitive and aesthetic manner. Based on the observation that people leave the tap on while soaping up their hands—sending liters of clean water down the drain—he devised the Seesaw to automatically separate the lathering and washing actions by virtue of its back-and-forth design. Pressing the left side of the faucet starts the flow of water; pressing the right side dispenses soap—it’s one or the other. Cleanliness and conservation can coexist.