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TECH: Bath to the Future? Gadgets of 2030 could include smart bathroom fixtures

Great scott, this is heavy: The bathroom may become the new frontier of health-meets-household-technology over the next 16 years.

That’s the prediction of Forum, one UK nonprofit which recently envisioned what kind of products consumers will yearn for in the year 2030.

Several of the concepts shared by Fast Company include a health-monitoring toilet and a touch-screen mirror that displays your current vital statistics.

These advancements could have interesting health and water-monitoring implications. But whether it’s the sink or the toilet, technology will remain an important part of 2030 life in Cleveland even after the water goes down the drain.

Here are three reasons why:

  • In 2030, Project Clean Lake will be five years from completion. 
  • In 2030, we could be running more advanced treatment technology. 
    • The basic process of wastewater treatment reflects many of the same steps that have existed since the early 1900s, but we are currently piloting new technology at two of our three treatment plants could help us treat wastewater using less energy at a lower cost.
  • In 2030, we could be conducting more than 200,000 tests on our wastewater samples every year. 
    • We already collect more than 25,000 samples and run over 195,000 water-quality tests in a single year.