Q-Drum

A 50 litre container to make water-fetching easier

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PO Box 53059, Troyeville, 2139, Johannesburg
ZA South Africa
Web http://www.qdrum.co.za/
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About the project Edit

The Q-Drum is a 50-litre container that is uniquely rollable, pulled by a rope that is tied to the central hole. It does not have a handle that could be broken and the cord is easily replaceable. This container is made from a low-density polyethylene to reduce weight.

Therefore, the process of fetching water is made easier, in cases where connecting to a network is not on the agenda, like in the countryside. The weight load of pulling 50 litres of water over many kilometres, which is slightly more than 50 kilos, does not constrain a child in any way.

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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

The Q-drum design is basic but fundamental, it offers a solution for accessing water in countries where fetching it is common, like in Africa.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Thirteen percent of the world's population still lacks access to drinking water and the remaining 87% are not connected to a network. They often have to travel many kilometres to reach a well or a fountain. This innovation is intended to simplify the chore of fetching water, which is still often reserved for women or children.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

It's a very simple innovation, but it can significantly change day to day life. It is made of a 3D printer and recycled plastic...

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

To help third world countries

What is the business model of this project? Edit

Its not all about money and buisniss


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