California is experiencing an extremely dry year, with water increasingly becoming a valuable commodity for our state's health. Low flush toilets, low pressure shower heads and a growing popularity in xeriscaping have all helped alleviate some of the strain on our dwindling water supply. Installing the Chili Pepper cold water recirculator by EverWater, now a household can reclaim perfectly usable water that is often lost while awaiting for the water to reach an agreeable temperature. [via Wow Bathrooms]
Chili Pepper eliminates this water wastage by recirculating what would be wasted water back through existing pipes. Chili Pepper pumps hot water from your water heater to the tap. The initial cool water is circulated back to the cold water inlet of your hot water service. When the water at your tap is the desired temperature, the Chili Pepper unit switches itself off – turn the hot water tap on and you get nothing but hot water.
Here's a U.S. distributor, with each unit priced at $179.99 ( $10.00 shipping and handling anywhere in the continental U.S.).