Rio de Janeiro Shows the Way: Saving water in the Shower Should be a Sport!

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Leading Bed & Breakfast in Rio makes the Brazilian innovation Aguawell avaliable for its guests. Every guest can save 6 liters (1.6 gallons) of clean water every day.

Even in the sub-tropical city Rio de Janeiro clean water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource. The brand-new Brazilian innovation, Aguawell ( , saves 6 liters (or 1.6 gallons) of clean water while the shower heats up. The water can then be used to water flowers or other water uses.

Casa Cool Beans (, located in the vibrant Santa Teresa neighborhood is the #1 rated Bed and Breakfast in Rio on TripAdvisor, is now leading the way and is making Aguawells available for all its guests in their cozy rooms.

Manager Sergio Dufrayer Turque says: “We all know that a towel hanging up means: ‘I will use again’. We want to go even further and show our guests that an Aguawell on the shower floor means: ‘I will not waste any water’!”

Aguawell, designed, developed and manufactured in Brazil, was crowdfunded via the Brazilian portal Kickante ( in early 2016. Flávia Arantes Jensen, the driving force behind Aguawell, says: “We want to show the world that we care about the environment. An Aguawell is more than just a simple tool to save water in a mosquito-proof way. It’s a daily reminder that we all can make a difference and that every drop of clean water counts. Imagine that mindset applied on a larger scale in Brazil!”


Casa Cool Beans: A small, relaxed Bed & Breakfast Inn located in Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Teresa artist district-referred to by New York Magazine as “the drop-dead-sexiest neighborhood in Rio.” TripAdvisor's 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Traveler's Choice® Award- #1 B&B in Rio de Janeiro. Address: Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo, 136 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aguawell: The brainchild of Flávia Arantes Jensen and her team at Brazilian company Lakefarm Ltda. Designed and manufactured in Brazil, Aguawell offers a simple but 100% Aedes aegypti and zika-proof solution of how to save clean water in the shower.

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