Apple CEO Tim Cook Loves This Shower That Uses 70 Percent Less Water
Could this be the most eco-friendly showerhead ever made? Nebia, a San Francisco–based start-up has devised a unique shower system that implements atomizing technology, turning the water into a fine mist. (In fact, the rapid rush of millions of water droplets is a similar technology used to clean jet engines.) But that’s not what makes this showerhead revolutionary. It’s the fact that it consumes some 70 percent less water than a typical showerhead. “Showers have been the same for 100 years,” said Philip Winter, cofounder and CEO of Nebia, in a statement. “We set out to create a better shower experience first, and save as much water as possible. It turns out the age-old belief that more water equals a better experience isn’t necessarily true.”
In a state like California, where droughts are on the rise and the governor has mandated 25 percent cuts in water consumption, the prospect of showering with less water using a technology that actually covers an area ten times greater than a regular shower becomes quite appealing. The company estimates that California alone could save 200 billion gallons of water and nearly $4 billion annually if all residents were to switch to a Nebia shower.
Impressive statistics like these are why the start-up has raised over $3 million on Kickstarter and attracted such high-profile investors as Apple CEO Tim Cook.
The Nebia showerhead can be preordered for $349, and will ship later this summer. For more information visit nebia.com.