It’s summer, and there’s nothing more satisfying for a parent (and fun for a kid) than watching your child play outside for hours on end. However, the thought of letting them come in and track their well-earned dirt everywhere is enough to send some parents into a small panic. Whether you’ve got a lake house, a pool, or just kids who love to get messy, an outdoor shower might be the perfect solution, allowing the best of both worlds. Outdoor play with no indoor mess.
Creating an outdoor shower really just depends on the ease of connecting to an existing water source. The design aspect can be as minimal or extensive as you prefer – some become quite the outdoor oasis. If you want to go all out, add a hot water hookup to the mix. While doing so would remove the nostalgia of the “I’m cold, I’m cold” screams you used to yell at your mom as she hosed you off, it would make for a truly enjoyable experience for kids and adults alike.
Design ideas can range from incredibly simple, to high-end extravagant. There are also many different levels of privacy, from just hosing off, to being able to shower as if you were in your own bathroom. It is all up to you. Take a look at the inspirations below and don’t wait for muddy footprints on your floors before calling us for an estimate on this low-budget, luxury item.
For a long time, residents of Cuyahoga Heights complained about a burning coffee smell emanating from the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center, which treats an average 125 million gallons of water used by more than 601,000 Greater Cleveland area residents per day.
Now, a $170 million renewable energy facility being built at Southerly has not only eliminated that offensive odor, but will generate electricity and devour fewer resources – all while burning waste. And Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co., has proven to be a vital part of the project’s development.
Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co. is involved in the construction and installation of the project’s sanitary and normal plumbing, including the toilet rooms and showers of an attached administration building, as well as storm piping, domestic water and natural gas systems. For water conservation, Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co. is installing a rain harvesting system that will reuse all storm water from roof drains – the gray water system – in the flushing process.
The Southerly plant project will reduce the carbon footprint of the state’s largest treatment plant by 16,200 metric tons and reduce natural gas consumption by at least 95% due to new incineration systems that limit the amount of biosolids delivered to landfills. Plus, the facility will use waste heat to generate 25% of the plant’s electrical needs, creating the opportunity to offset electricity purchases and save $1.3 to $2.3 million annually.
The project’s planning stipulated that at least 20% of the $93 million construction and installation contract would be committed to small businesses, benefiting firms like Neptune Plumbing – a small, family-owned business whose mission is “To be the standard by which all respectable plumbing contractors are measured.”
Proudly serving Northeast Ohio since 1957, Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co. will be able to call the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center another successful job done upon the project’s completion in 2013.