Metal Drum Washing Station

Philippines Army

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

Product description Brand name and 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 region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

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

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

There is evidence of local entrepreneurs and businesses across the Philippines and other countries repurposing variations of metal drum washing stations. Other competitors include Tye Works Advanced Hand Wash SystemTippyTap, and Mobile Pedaltap.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The product is being manufactured for use by the Philippine Army and general public stationed at or passing by quarantine control points.

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