Updated on January 17, 2024

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Created on October 5, 2020

Metal Drum Washing Station

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Metal Drum Washing Stations are repurposed metal drums fitted with a sink and a faucet.

Developed By
  1. Philippine Army
Tested By
  • Philippine Army
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

Metal Drum Washing Stations are repurposed metal drums with a sink embedded in the top. A simple water source, like a hose, connects water to the faucet and used water and soap waste is collected in the drum. It has been prototyped and implemented by the Philippine Army.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product has been implemented by the Philippine Army in the southern region of the country.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Tye Works Advanced Hand Wash System, PedalTap, and TippyTap.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Soldiers in the Philippines Army used discarded metal drums to manufacture the washing stations in the Southern Tagalog region. The products are then distributed to various quarantine control points in the context of COVID-19.

Intellectural Property Type

Open-source

User Provision Model

The product is distributed by the Philippines Army to quarantine control points in the context of COVID-19.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Design Specifications

Metal drum washing stations are repurposed metal drums fitted with a sink and faucet. A hose connects water to the faucet and used water and soap waste is collected in the drum water flow is controlled by a pedal at the bottom of the drum instead of a spigot, so users do not need to use their hands to operate it.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the Philippines Army

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Specified performance targets include: hands-free, affordable, portable

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

Soap is also available to users for use at the metal drum handwashing station.

Academic Research and References

Compliance with regulations

None

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

Youtube video featuring Bamigbos Adams who manufactured a version of the metal drum washing station in Lagos.

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