While most people are familiar with the motion sensor infrared faucets, which offers no temperature control or the old fashioned unsanitary mini dial system for temperature control, iTouchFaucets is an electronic touchpad that can retrofit and replace existing faucet handles, allowing users to activate the waterflow and temperature with the touch of a finger or knuckle with various preset timers to cut off water supply.
This electronic touchpad allows hotel designers to mix and match various faucet designs to hotel decor and can be used not just for bathroom and kitchen, but also showers and bathtubs to prevent overflow, mold issues and increased insurance rates for hotels, hospitals and retirement homes.
Each temperature button defaults at 3 seconds to give users enough water to fill up their cup or rinse their hands, thus saving a tremendous amount of water wastage while doing routine chores like brushing of teeth. When done, users can simply touch the button again for another 3 seconds to rinse off their toothbrush, thus using only 6 seconds of water versus 60 seconds, saving 90 percent water, gas and electric.
Unlike most green technologies that conserve only one natural resource, iTouchFaucets conserves not just water, but gas to heat that water, electric to pump that water up the floors, and fuel to carry that water weight for airlines, cruise lines and RVs.
iTouchFaucets may even qualify for carbon credits and rebates from some water districts, and help get closer towards LEED certification for many hotels.
As the 4-year drought continues, California Governor Brown has already approved a desalination plant costing taxpayers a hefty $7.5 billion. Catalina island, whose primary source of water comes from its desalination plant, has water rates four times that of Los Angeles. One can imagine what our water rate will be once the plant is active. Desalinization plants use a lot of energy to suck ocean water, damaging ocean lives, and as energy rates increase, so will water rates.
iTouchFaucets is an attractive low-cost solution, as its smartphone touch technology promises reliability and durability which could make it cheaper than manual faucets in years to come.
iTouchFaucets has plans for an IPO offering within the next two years.
iTouchFaucets welcomes enquiries from distributors to reach out to as many residents and businesses as possible.