Showers. We all take them. Well, maybe not that one guy on the bus in the freegan T-shirt; he probably bathes in the river, which would explain the smell. But most of us get hosed off in the morning to be tolerable around our fellow human beings, and that takes up an average of 16 gallons, per person, per day. That’s a lot of water to get the stank off, and Nebia aims to chop it down substantially.
The Nebia is pretty simple in its execution, and you’ve probably already guessed how it works from the name. It nebulizes the water; yes, that’s a word. It means “reduce to a fine spray,” and essentially, that’s how it saves the water; it fires far less out of the shower head and wand than even the EPA’s water-saving designs, while making sure you’re still washed off. Just step in, turn it on, and wash. Per home, with a family of four, it’s estimated the Nebia could save $400 a year and 21 thousand gallons of water. Especially in drought-parched areas like California, that’s a pretty appealing amount of savings.
California is the obvious market for this device; Silicon Valley companies have already come knocking at Nebia’s door and it seems likely the Nebia or something like it will become standard equipment for tech companies in fairly short order. But even if you don’t live in a state currently being destroyed by the sun gods, it makes sense from both a green perspective and a cash perspective to reduce your water consumption. We need the stuff, and the more of it the better.