About this project
My One Big Claim: The BEST Water saver Shower in the World.
This is REAL simple.
Pay less than $200, make around $400 or more in savings every year from now on.
We all LOVE showers but HATE getting those outrageous water and power bills? Well, everybody does…
e-Shower is the simplest, most money making/saving shower head in the world.
e-Shower has revolutionised the water saving industry.
We don't just restrict the flow. We modify and improve the water delivery by our unique Venturi system.
The aeration technique we've developed delivers an air bubble covered in water.
In a normal shower most of the water that hits your body bounces off.
In a misting shower much of the water doesn't even touch you!
With an e-Shower when the air bubble hits your skin it 'pops' or crumples onto the skin. The water sticks to you. That's the difference!
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The Bill Shrinker
I’ve read that the average U.S. home owner uses 21000 gallons a year. You’ll save close to $400 in your first year in water costs alone, not to mention the saving on a major component of your power bill.
Don’t believe me? Try our calculator here (GALLONS or LITRES) and see for yourself! Then do the math on e-Shower saving 70% of the water used (and heated!) when it comes to your electric power bills. I know what I’m talking about because my family of five have used the e-Shower for years. I used to look at the water going down the drain and think... "There goes water... hot water... and I paid to heat it!" Now I look down and laugh.
The Easy Installer. Enjoy your e-Shower within minutes:
Easy to install and intuitive, e-Shower installs in 1, 2 or 3 minutes… The e-Shower quickly and easily attaches to any shower pipe, in any country. And... you don't need to throw away your expensive lux shower set.
No holes to drill or cheap adhesive.
No plumber required!
The Healthy Alternative:
Some water saver systems atomize the water into mist, which of course ‘gasifies’ the chlorine in an enclosed shower stall, which absorbs into our warm open pores – no thanks! We’ve made the e-Shower work hand-in-hand with the most effective compact in-line water filter on the market today. It has been proven to remove up to 99% of all chemicals, chlorine, living and inert impurities in your water – so you can relax and indulge in pure, safe and abundant showers. e-Shower was tested in the rigorous conditions of an Airforce base and found to retain NO BACTERIA – a problem with almost all shower heads.
The Unique Alternative. A unique shower experience you’ll want to share with someone:
e-Shower is not a regurgitated shower design. It’s unique. With billions of nanobubbles bursting on your skin, the e-Shower delivers a generous, constant and WET shower in an ideal spray pattern for maximum coverage and minimum waste. Some say it’s ‘better and wetter’ than any saving device. Many say it’s similar to a conventional shower but somehow ‘different’... more ‘bubbly’ and invigorating. Many users report a net energy gain, and although I can't prove it, I believe that's because I've managed to get Victor Schauberger's principles of energized water into e-Shower. More about that later.
The ‘No Worries’ Alternative.
Enjoy a hassle-free, no-cleaning, shower head:
The revolutionary Venturi Effect used in our e-Shower is scientifically proven to prevent calcification, clogging, or corroding, however hard your water might be.
You’re the Boss!
- Simple Diamond Head that fits onto your existing shower arm.
- Opal Inline e-Shower that allows you to keep your favorite shower hose/hand shower combo*. Why throw away a perfectly good (and expensive shower system) to get 70% savings. e-Showers integrate with what you have and love.
* Only for normal flow hand shower heads.
- Mini Arm to attach e-Shower to the wall
- Long Arm with full axis adjustment
Be a Part of the Solution.
If just 1 percent of the homes in the U.S. saved 1 drop of water per minute, it would equal 34,715,984 gallons per year. That's enough to water 100 acres of corn. Just imagine what we could accomplish if everyone did their part. Collectively, we can have a tremendous impact on the amount of water used while still enjoying the lifestyle we’re accustomed to.
Enjoy a LIFETIME of Incredible Showers:
I’m so certain of my e-Shower's performance and reliability that each one comes with a written 30 Year RETURN warranty! You can even take it with you if you move!
Hey, you might like to bequeath it to your kids! It's going to last that long!
Machined from a single solid piece of brass, the e-Shower is tough, sleek and unbreakable. You'll never need to buy another shower head. Ever.
The fact is, we all love the personal nature of a good strong relaxing and energizing shower... and now you can afford it..
The Proof is in the FEELING
What they’re describing is billions of nanobubbles bursting on your skin, distributing water on your body, not splashing off and washing down the drain. Think about when you last experienced being at the base of a waterfall. The mist around the fall was nice.. but the peak experience is actually being under the waterfall. I believe it’s in our genes. We know what we like - it’s a choice of soft and steamy or strong and energizing.
Say goodbye to nasty chemical calcium cleaners.
Nasties removed. A healthy shower
e-Shower is designed so you can easily add a shower filter.
Most people don’t realize that when reservoirs get low in drought conditions, they concentrate nasties including parasites, bacteria, pathogens and viruses that may be harmful to humans and animals.
You’re not told this by your water boards, but what do the experts do to solve the problem? Add more chemicals of course!
Chlorine and even worse, chloramines – both in the family of chlorine-based compounds known as carcinogens. To avoid this insult to your health and well-being, I’ve made the e-Shower work hand-in-hand with a proven water filter made for us by our US manufacturer – I’ve researched it and reckon it’s the most effective compact in-line shower water filter technology I’ve seen. It will remove up to 98% of all chemicals, chlorine, chloramines, heavy metals and bacteria in your water – so you can relax and indulge in pure, safe and abundant showers.
...and plenty of other happy users down under!
The Australian Air Force needed a foolproof and maintenance-proof solution to their barrack showers. Thousands of service personnel were showering at least once a day - almost constant use.
Here's their feedback…
Dept of Defence
"E-showerheads have been utilized within the Department of Defence since circa 1993 as a water and electrical/gas energy management saving exercise in ablution blocks. The e-Shower shower heads will not only deliver the designed reduction in energy consumption, operating costs reduction and greenhouse emissions but also provide secondary quantifiable reductions."
K.I. Black - Contract Officer - Australian Department of Defence
“Since we purchased our e-Shower, we have been very pleased with the positive comments from our guests, and also the economic gain for our business has been invaluable.”
H.S - Hotel Proprietor - Cessnock, Australia
“The performance of the e-Shower has proven to be exceptional for a water saving shower as the product has been accepted by all the RAAF Bases. We have been constantly pleased with the quality and service from your organisation and would thoroughly recommend the e-Shower system to any prospective buyer as its performance is unique to the shower industry.”
D.R - Beresfield, Australia
"We’ve been using your shower head for about 5 years, it’s the BEST! Our showers are unbelievably strong for such low water volume. I’m about to buy two more units tomorrow! Thanks for such an ingenious device!” Janice P - Kingscliff, Australia
“We use bore water as our supply, and typically have to replace our showerheads at least annually. We decided to trial 2 e-Shower heads, one in the ladies and one in the gents. We had them in place for over 6 months and found virtually no corrosion or blockages. Their compact size has made some guests extremely surprised by how well they performed, with a large water pattern and a soft feel to the spray. We had no hesitation in replacing the remaining 8 shower heads with your product.” Trailer Park Proprietor - Coffs Harbour, Australia
“Having a background in energy efficiency and electrical engineering, I would like to commend you on your excellent product. I recently purchased your e-Shower and have found that my hot water now lasts long enough for me to finish my shower whilst maintaining excellent shower quality. It seems clear there is a great need for your product in the marketplace.” S.S - Electrical Engineer, Australia
"I ordered an e-shower and it is installed and working a treat!
My daughters reckons it is the best shower ever, which is great feedback as they were not too keen on 1st appearances."
Jim S. Australia
(All original testimonials available on request)
Commercial UseI’ve put a lot in E-Showers in motels across Australia. I call it a ‘Water Saver’ shower to make it easy to understand. Typically when I install it, managers are skeptical, they don't believe it will save as much as I promise. So I bring a bucket to prove that e-Shower really DOES save water, and is going to save them money! Most of my sales have come from guests staying in those motels! I almost always end up paying for my motel bill with a sale!
It's time to introduce Myself. My name is Richard West. I'm from Australia. It took me ten years to design and perfect a simple shower head that saves 70% of water. With my partner Ian Blair Hamilton (another mad inventor like me) I'm putting it on KickStarter to raise enough money to get it made in USA. It's the only shower head in the world that has no calcium buildup problems and a 30 year warranty.
E-Shower draws a tiny jet of air into the shower head, forcing the water into extreme turbulence inside the e-Shower – not atomizing but aerating the water with billions of nanobubbles – each surrounded by a layer of water.
That’s the fundamental difference between the e-Shower and ‘misting‘ showers which force water through extremely tiny holes but don’t bond the water to the air. In fact this separates the air and other gasses (primarily chlorine) from the water, making them airborne in a heated, enclosed space. NOT so good for human consumption!
Water is so much more than a simple liquid, and when correctly 'excited', it gains enhanced qualities such as ‘self-cleaning’. After being used intensively and daily by thousands of personnel on Australian Airforce bases in hard water regions, e-Shower was found to have no sediment, no mineral build up and never clogged!
The base commander requested the showers be tested for bacterial buildup, and results showed absolutely NONE.
Aussie Engineering by real people.
I have a good mate in Australia named Alan who’s been making my e-Showers in his back shed. He’s a skilled traditional toolmaker and brilliant engineer. He figured out how to drill the spray holes at precisely the right angle to maximize the Venturi Effect.
The drilled brass disc is attached to the body of the e-Shower using a secret method Alan came up. The finished e-Shower is then chrome plated - and I check every one before shipping to make sure it works perfectly.
So simply designed and well crafted that e-Shower works flawlessly every time – for a lifetime.
The Genius that inspired my e-Shower
I was initially inspired by the Italian physicist, Giovanni Battista Venturi. In 1797 he discovered what we now call the Venturi Effect. He experimented with spinning air into water, mixing it violently and propelling it into jets and streams of great velocity. He discovered a way of ‘adhering’ water molecules to air bubbles under pressure and in propulsion, which then ‘burst’ once hitting a solid object. I wonder if he could have imagined his technology being used in something called a “shower” some 218 years later!
I was also fascinated by the work of Viktor Schauberger, one of the first researchers to define biomimicry in the early 1900’s. Schauberger also intuited and demonstrated the subtle energy effects of water in various experiments. I'm proud to say these scientific giants have greatly influenced the creation of the e-Shower, and are responsible for the benefits you will experience.
I've also created a choice of two sleek, press-adjustable shower arms – avoiding those degradable rubber O-rings and awkward wing nuts.
Or – your choice, a long arm 2-axis adjustable arm.
e-Shower installs in 1, 2, 3 minutes..
I'm asking you to support e-Shower on KickStarter because I want to move our production to America. Alan, my engineer and I can’t keep up with production in his back shed, and Ian can't keep up with the demand here in Australia. But we want to be able give this amazing simple technology to the world so everyone can play their part in overcoming our water crisis.
A leading USA water filter and faucet manufacturer in California has agreed to gear up tooling and production if I can give him a substantial order. The CEO took a sample e-Shower home and is STILL using it – even though he makes shower heads for other big American vendors. Problem is, his wife won't let him take it back to the factory! (we’ve sent him another sample).
I’m very, very confident of e-Shower because I KNOW it works. I’m not ‘making it up as I go along’. I’ve studied shower heads and shower filtration for over a decade and seen many ‘new’ ideas come and go. I am also very sure you’ll be enjoying your e-Shower before Christmas.
So all systems are ready to GO, and you can help us start producing and SHIPPING by this Christmas!
Imagine giving your family and friends ‘the Gift of a Great e-Shower’, just a few months after backing me!
30 Year Warranty – Lifetime Guarantee
I’m so certain of my e-Shower's performance and reliability that each one comes with a thirty year RETURN warranty. And I expect you WILL keep the e-Shower about that long, it’s so well made.
We've tried to design your rewards to make it as easy as possible to own an e-Shower and begin saving California, your own town, state, or country - and your water and power bills!
Because we are in Australia we have to submit our pledges in AU$. The strange figures you see on our pledges are the result of a daily currency exchange calculation by KickStarter. You will be charged the equivalent of our AU$ price at the time you make your pledge. As our Aussie dollar is currently falling, you'll probably make money on the transaction compared to us quoting in US$.
Risks and challenges
Already over a thousand e-Showers have sold so the only 'risk' is in my plan to transfer production to a US factory. However our new partners been making water filters, shower filters and all things water-related for over 30 years, so I feel extremely confident we can pull it off.
Setting up manufacturing in America is the reason for this campaign. I need your support to scale up and start shipping by December 2015. Alan, my engineering partner is ready to retire and we've agreed it's time for that big jump across the Pacific. CALIFORNIA HERE WE COME!!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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