The eco-apartment has two bathrooms, each with a different faucet design: the one in the master bath has an ordinary on/off handle and the guest bath has a motion-activated faucet. I have to say that I am really into the automatic one and wish it was in both bathrooms. As I was washing my face this morning I was conscious of turning off the water as I lathered up. How much easier it is when the water only flows when you need it! I have turned off the water during teeth brushing for a long time now, but soap lathering is a recent change for me.
As I wash my hands in public restrooms I notice how many women leave the water running as they work the soap over their hands. That clean, potable water is just going down the drain!
In a world in which clean water is unavailable to so many (check out this interesting article), we cannot take it for granted and waste this precious resource. I am committed to minimize the amount of water that I waste and I challenge everyone to change at least one bad water habit. Turn it off when you are not using it!