Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

DOWN THE DRAIN.(Final)

Byline: Stories by Rick Nathanson *** Illustration by Cathryn Cunningham *** Of the Journal

Hot water recirculator breaks the wait-and-waste cycle

If you turned on your television set and had to wait several minutes until the picture appeared, no doubt you would get impatient and think something was wrong.

Albuquerque resident Marjorie Danziger thinks people ought to be just as concerned and irritated when they turn on their shower and watch as several gallons of water disappear down the drain until the hot water appears.

This spring, she couldn't bear to watch this wait-and-waste cycle any longer. "My shower in particular is so far from my water heater that it takes maybe three or four minutes until the hot water gets there," she said. …

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