Self-Charging, Hands-Free Faucets

If you find yourself in front of a sink on campus with no apparent way to turn on the water, place your hands underneath the facet. These innovative devices are one more way that BU is reducing its water use. The  EcoPower hydro turbine is powered by the motion of the water running through it; this motion creates an electrical current, which is then stored in rechargeable cells that power the Smart Sensor Systems.


EcoPower replenishes its charge with as few as five uses a day and is optimized at ten uses per day. The EcoPower faucets are designed so the controls and components are “below deck” and out of the way of potential damage.