The problem of automated faucets

(KPLR) – In Tuesday’s “The Way It Oughta Be”, it’s one more step toward an automated world.  But is it any better.  

It seems every time I stop at a public restroom the hand washing station operates with a motion sensor.

I put my hands under the faucet and out comes the water.

Sometimes it takes me a minute or two to figure out how to activate the water, but it’s pretty simple.

What should also be simple is controlling the water temperature, but apparently it’s not.

I’ve experienced a wide range of water temperatures without any control.

I understand they save money by reducing water waste, now let’s find a way to keep the temperature constant. I would like to wash my hands without feeling as if they are on fire.

I’m JB, and that’s “The Way It Oughta Be”.

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