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Water Saving Faucet

 
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When I'm camping with limited water, I use a small, pressurized tank with a spray attachment, as is commonly used for chemicals or wood stain.  The water blast will rinse hands or dishes with a small fraction of the water I use from a flowing hose.  The water all gets right down to the job, and breaks up the boundary layer without other scrubbing.  
Given the water shortage in the US Midwest, I'm wondering if someone here can persuade one of the plumbing manufacturers to make a kitchen faucet accessory to replace a standard aerator.  
What I'd like to see would probably have a button  that could be pushed in from either side to switch between a standard aerated stream, and a low-volume, high-pressure spray.  The current kitchen sprayers are more like sprinklers, and require a hand to use, as well as installation.  This would save far more water, and would be easy for most people to install, even in a rental.  I'd present it myself, but I don't have the skills, and I don't need the money.  I'd be happy to help with design if a company wants help, but usually, the problem is to accept any ideas from outside.  
 
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They already have these in the form of pull-out style kitchen faucets for RVs. Basically its a tall u-shaped spout with integrated hose, and the end of the spout pulls out when needed as a sprayer. It has a selector for the stream or aerated, and they are designed for low flow.
 
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Another solution would be to catch the water from your current system and allow dishes to soak in it while they are waiting their turn for treatment.
 
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Bob, I think that is a really great idea!  You are looking at some type of high pressure, low volume spray, correct?  I am not exactly certain how to incorporate hardware Kim that into a kitchen but I assume that you want something that sprays a higher pressure and a lower volume than a typical sink hose.  I suppose for starters you could just modify something like the pressure sprayer you already have to fit more conveniently on your limited kitchen space.

Nice thinking!

Eric
 
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