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iSAVE Water-Saving Faucets

by , 05/08/07

isave water faucet shower Reamon Guoqun Yu metropolis magazine

Whether you live in a drought-plagued region or you’re just trying to be efficient, there are a myriad reasons to conserve water. That’s why we love the iSAVE faucet by Reamon Yu- a design so clever and efficient that it was recently chosen as a runner-up in the Metropolis Magazine Next Generation awards. The gadget easily attaches to your sink or showerhead to provide a digital readout of the amount of water that was being used in a shower. What’s more, iSAVE is powered by energy generated by the water passing through it using a small turbine embedded the device.

Two different models of the iSAVE were created- an integrated shower faucet with the LED display and handheld showerhead or a standard faucet.

Yu’s inspiration was simple: people tend to waste water because it is difficult to know how much is being used (the more you know, the more you care). This is especially true when using a public bathroom, such as one in a hotel, airport or a mall, thus warranting the need for a device that would make people conscious of their water usage.

The Metropolis Magazine Next Generation contest produced many interesting entries. Some inspire the imagination; others show create new technologies to help us solve our problems. But what I really like about this device is that it reminds us that the most important thing that we can do to become sustainable is to the simplest and cheapest thing that anyone can do: Save.

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19 Comments

  1. hello bdg February 21, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Would like to check if this is available in the market?

  2. Mathew February 11, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    This is so stupid- adding complicated electronics to your faucet. just get a faucet aerator with a pause valve so you stop the water from flowing while you aren’t using it. I like the “Deluxe Touch” 1 gallon per minute model. It costs seven bucks.

  3. Ken Suen December 8, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Any update on this Isave faucet????? please advise!!!

  4. vitita July 16, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    How is this product going? It has been 2 years. Has this gone to production yet? If so, how much does it cost and where could we buy it?

  5. sdarras August 21, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    I have the patented technology to make this work. It is a self powered water meter that could easily be hooked up to an LED display. Please email me or give me call.
    Sean Darras
    sdarras@gmail.com
    717-368-5941, USA

  6. blacksteel July 19, 2008 at 1:12 am

    what are the units displayed on the iSave? is it in millilitres or a different type or unit.?

  7. suhaimi from singapore June 20, 2007 at 11:45 am

    I think this is a really great product.. MUST go into production!! will definitely try to bring it over to my shop.. really love the very chic and cool outlook..

  8. leonidas May 30, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    please, inform us how much it cost and from where can i buy it. thank you

  9. LOUCAS May 29, 2007 at 4:09 am

    WHERE CAN I BUY IT, AND HOW MUCH IT COST;

  10. Chris Burbridge May 11, 2007 at 11:25 am

    I think this is great. One of the key problems with resource waste is just how EASY it is to waste, and how we don’t have any feedback systems to let us know what’s actually going on. Everything about the existing water system tells us this: THERE IS AN INFINITE SUPPLY OF THIS RESOURCE, MAGICALLY AVAILABLE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. Anything to put some realistic feedback mechanisms in place to reflect what’s actually going on would probably have a very positive effect.

  11. Reamon May 10, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Hi, all, thank you all for your appreciation of my work iSAVE.

    Wendy, thank you for suggestions. it could be more charming as no ‘iSAVE’characters on the display surface.Imaging that someone, in the public space, goes to this faucet (s/he does not know the trick ) and hold out her/his hands out to wash hands, s/he could get a bigger surprise as water flows out.
    and agree with you that , at home, the idea of ‘ yesterda’s water use’ is cooler.

    one thing of this design is the power for display is generated by water itself, it’d be one of the coolest thing I guess,

    Iztok, iSAVE currently has not going to production.I also wish ,someday in the future, we could see iSAVE in public spaces and homes. I have been looking for producers to develop it, but so far I have not got a positive feedback.

  12. Reamon May 10, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    why not

  13. iztok May 10, 2007 at 7:29 am

    Where can i buy ISAVE and how much cost?

  14. David in Bali May 9, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    I say we save all the effort that goes into the making, hauling, stacking, marketing, shopping, buying, installing, and then the discarding of a gimmick that we soon tire of, or that ultimately fails to function like most needless objects do. I have this special talent I picked up sometime after birth which, having mastered, allows me to use reason while operating any device.

  15. Bryce May 9, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    Seconded on the annoying dream front. What sort of puritanical punishment is that?

  16. MLK May 8, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    That sounds like an incredibly annoying dream. Thank you for sharing.

  17. aaron May 8, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    this is great! it’s one step closer to my dream… mpg meters on the OUTSIDE of cars, so you AND EVERYONE ELSE knows how much fuel you are wasting.

  18. Wendy May 8, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    iLOVE iSAVE! Australia needs this type of thing. The internally powered display is also awesome… I really hope this goes into production. I would modify the positioning of the branding though, just to eliminate any source of confusion about whether the water is being saved or used.

    To improve the device he could also have a small ‘yesterday’s water use’ display so that people can start playing a game to beat their previous efforts. :)

  19. hanounou May 8, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    w’re just more and more interest to be closed to objects like animals adaptation processes to natural environement; specially flora elements.

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