I had lunch at the new Eastwood Mall today. I went to the ladies room and after washing my hands decided to retouch my make-up and tidy up my unruly hair. While I was doing so, I had to stand between the two sinks (mirrors were only directly on top of it) and use my own compact because if I stood in front of the mirror, the faucet would keep on running.
This has to be the most wasteful faucet design EVER. During the time I was retouching, at least 2 of the 3 faucets were running continuously because…
- Almost every woman who entered the toilet would use the mirror at some point.
- Only two (out of about 8 women) retouched will standing as far away as possible so that they wouldn’t be detected (at least they were aware of what was happening and did something about it!)
- Everyone else just stood in front of the mirror and fixed up, while letting the faucets run.
- There was no separate “vanity area” for girls to fix up – in this set up this is a must AT THE VERY LEAST!
I don’t know how the Eastwood Mall is okay with this. Aside from not being environmentally responsible, they must be spending a lot more on their water bills!
I really hope that they either relocate the sensors to make sure the faucets turn on ONLY when someone’s hand is in “washing position” under the faucet.
That they provide a separate mirror area, so that those who DON’T want to waste water can use it!!!
I hope that this post somehow gets to someone connected with Eastwood.
Grace P says
You’re right! It’s quite annoying when people are that environmentally insensitive. I had an analogous episode (incidentally also in Eastwood, but in the old theater) where the faucet was broken in the bathroom, and the water kept on running. I don’t know how long it was broken, but everyone else before me acted like there was nothing wrong! sheesh!
What did you end up doing sweety? =)