This video captures the main problem we are trying to address.
Much like the boy in this video, billions of people venture long distances to get their water from an off-premise source, such as a well or a delivery truck.
While water is available, there is no way to pressurize it, meaning that people have trouble washing hands, dishes, and maintaining good hygiene. It also means that use of water is inefficient.
We know that we can help solve this problem.
We know that our tank could change this boy's life.
We could ease the burden of water retrieval, improve his and his family's hygiene, and increase the functionality and usefulness of water in his daily life.
This is not an isolated incident. Running water is often viewed as an expensive and complex infrastructure problem which prevents solutions from being implemented in areas that need it most.
When water is retrieved from an off-premise source, women and children are generally required to carry their storage containers filled with water back to their homes. The average person can only carry 35 L of water at a given time, so we've designed our solution such that the user can roll it the same way they would a wheelbarrow. Not only does it make transport significantly easier, but with a maximum capacity of 60 L, our tank reduces the number of trips required to fetch water.
Once water is delivered to the household, it is typically stored in either a jerrycan or a bucket. Clean water resides in these containers, and when it is time to bathe, cook, clean, or wash, families consume water directly from this source. This cross contamination of water usage, paired with exposure to natural elements and stagnant conditions, transforms the previously clean water into unsafe water. Our tank will enable a family to reduce dependency on these technologies, and allow their clean water to remain safe as the tanks are vacuum sealed and food safe.