I’m trying to be as environmentally conscious as the next person, but every once in a while I see something and I just want to whack myself on the forehead with the heel of my hand. Why did this not occur to me before? Which is what happened when I saw the BYPASSER system. Whenever I need hot or cold water, I end up letting the water run for several minutes in order to achieve the proper temperature. And that water goes nowhere but down the drain, wasting not only natural resources but my money. It never occurred to me that it could be any different.

The way this works is pretty neat. You select whatever temperature you want between hot and cold, and then press down on the lever-style tap. For a few seconds, no water comes out. The tap will fill up, and then the water will come out already at the temperature you desire. This sorcery is accomplished by means of a thermostat and spring within the system’s cartridge. Once the lever is pressed, water is diverted to an accumulator tank for later use rather than swirling uselessly down the drain. While that is going on, the thermostat is monitoring the temperature of the water coming into the faucet, and once it is at the degree of hot or cold you want, it allows it to flow out like a normal faucet.

If you’re using water for something where temperature doesn’t matter, you can use the tap normally by simply pulling up on the lever from the beginning. I assume that’s where the water in the reservoir comes in, although I could be wrong about that. This is supposed to be more energy-efficient than the hot water loops available for homes now, since it doesn’t require the water to be constantly heated. It also is compatible with your existing water system, rather than requiring you to install everything new.

These are available in configurations for sinks, showers and bathtubs, and the company is currently seeking corporate buyers… which is a roundabout way of telling you it’s not available on the market just yet, but with any luck it should be at some point.

Source: Gizmag

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