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There is a water problem on planet Earth. We are running out of clean water to use because we are using up our limited fresh water supply at an untenable rate.

You would not assume this when using the average kitchen faucet: water appears to flow infinitely. We lift the handle, interact with a 13 inch stream of water for a few seconds, and then it’s gone–down the drain like magic.

For most of us, the ease with which we access and use water in our daily lives sits in stark contrast with what we increasingly know to be true: the stuff is scarce. The very unit of measure by which we are billed for its usage, CCF (748 gallon increments), is so generous it makes this vital substance appear cheaply abundant not to mention infinite. Furthermore, while CCF measurements allow us to calculate average usage, utility bills don’t isolate specific activities like washing dishes or brushing teeth, so there is no way to pinpoint where water is being overused–and where it could be conserved.

Recognizing this fact, the interaction design team at Teague decided to make a device that allowed us to take a measurement at points of use. Working with our in-house physical prototyper, the team built a Wi-Fi connected water meter and attached it to the faucet in our studio kitchen.

Monitoring

A little more research led us to a more efficient way to donate our virtual water surplus.

charity: water is able to deliver 100% of donations directly to water projects. A donation of just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years.

Teague is kicking off a 3 month campaign to raise $10,000 for water projects through charity: water. That amounts to 20 years of clean water for 500 people. As an added bonus, Teague will match every dollar amount donated through our campaign until we reach our goal of $10,000.

In no way have we solved the global water crisis by installing a water meter on our studio faucet. If anything, this exercise has revealed how complex the water system is. Visualizing water use at the point of contact has lead to a change in our behavior. It has moved us to conserve and to take action. We hope you will take action too.

Make a donation today!

Learn more about us at Teague.com.

This campaign brought clean water to Kaputalambwe Community, Malawi and 4 other projects.

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This campaign closed on Jan 26, 2011 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
  • Teague
    $5,513
  • Anonymous
    $969
  • Anonymous
    $709
  • Anonymous
    $640
  • Shelly Zundell
    $100

This campaign brought clean water to Kaputalambwe Community, Malawi and 4 other projects.

There is a water problem on planet Earth. We are running out of clean water to use because we are using up our limited fresh water supply at an untenable rate.

You would not assume this when using the average kitchen faucet: water appears to flow infinitely. We lift the handle, interact with a 13 inch stream of water for a few seconds, and then it’s gone–down the drain like magic.

For most of us, the ease with which we access and use water in our daily lives sits in stark contrast with what we increasingly know to be true: the stuff is scarce. The very unit of measure by which we are billed for its usage, CCF (748 gallon increments), is so generous it makes this vital substance appear cheaply abundant not to mention infinite. Furthermore, while CCF measurements allow us to calculate average usage, utility bills don’t isolate specific activities like washing dishes or brushing teeth, so there is no way to pinpoint where water is being overused–and where it could be conserved.

Recognizing this fact, the interaction design team at Teague decided to make a device that allowed us to take a measurement at points of use. Working with our in-house physical prototyper, the team built a Wi-Fi connected water meter and attached it to the faucet in our studio kitchen.

Monitoring

A little more research led us to a more efficient way to donate our virtual water surplus.

charity: water is able to deliver 100% of donations directly to water projects. A donation of just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years.

Teague is kicking off a 3 month campaign to raise $10,000 for water projects through charity: water. That amounts to 20 years of clean water for 500 people. As an added bonus, Teague will match every dollar amount donated through our campaign until we reach our goal of $10,000.

In no way have we solved the global water crisis by installing a water meter on our studio faucet. If anything, this exercise has revealed how complex the water system is. Visualizing water use at the point of contact has lead to a change in our behavior. It has moved us to conserve and to take action. We hope you will take action too.

Make a donation today!

Learn more about us at Teague.com.

Learn about the water crisis

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Comments by donors

  • Anonymous donated $640 - over 4 years ago

    Teague Employee Donations

  • Anonymous donated $709 - over 4 years ago

    Teague Raffle Proceeds

  • Anonymous donated $969 - over 4 years ago

    Teague Dessert Auction Proceeds

  • Roberto Carpentier
    Roberto Carpentier donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    Nice move TEAGUE!

  • Christopher Pirie
    Christopher Pirie donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    This makes sense

  • Keisha Kelly
    Keisha Kelly donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    Go TEAGUE! Keep on giving!

  • Kelly Earls
    Kelly Earls donated $40 - over 4 years ago

    Great idea!

  • tadeo  toulis
    tadeo toulis donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    Put your money where your morals are. DTD!

  • Donna Knapp
    Donna Knapp donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    Thank you for taking up this cause TEAGUE...it makes me proud to partner with my colleagues.

  • Dieter Amick
    Dieter Amick donated $20 - over 4 years ago

    Excited to be a part of this!

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Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.