The Oxfam Bucket is a 14 L container for safe water storage.
Oxfam bucket is a 14L safe water storage option for individuals and households. The bucket has a lid and water from it is withdrawn using an integrated tap.
Worldwide, particularly for aid organizations working with households or refugee camps.
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
Refugee camps and households
This product is mass produced in England from virgin HDPE high density polyethylene (body of the bucket, lid and cap) and virgin LDPE low density polyethylene (handle) and shipped unassembled.
This product is open sourced with no patent.
NGO users purchase the product from Oxfam and distribute to end-users.
More than 15,000 in 2015-16
Total volume capacity of the container (Liters)
Whether there is a tap for safer water dispensing (yes or no)
Whether there is a handle attached for carrying (yes or no)
Material the container is made out of (plastic, ceramic, metal, etc.)
The Oxfam Bucket is non-collapsible, heavy-duty, 14L with a tight fitting lid, handle, and attached clip-on cap. It is UV-resistant and safe for food and water storage. Multiple units are stackable and can be carried by hand. They are available with or without the tap.
The top diameter is 310 mm and the height it 330 mm. Other specific product scematics are available in the Oxfam Bucket specs sheet
Technical support provided by Oxfam
Intended to be a form of Safe Water Storage
The Oxfam bucket is tested for 2m drop test.
There are no known hazards with this product
Oxfam evaluates the impact of their WASH methods, including safe water storage.
Academic articles on general safe water storage containers:
“Household drinking water in developing countries: a systematic review of microbiological contamination between source and point-of-use” by Jim Wright, Stephen Gundry, and Ronan Conroy
“Household water treatment and safe storage options in developing countries: A review of current implementation practices” by Daniele S. Lantagne, Robert Quick, and Eric D. Mintz
“Safe water treatment and storage in the home: A practical new strategy to prevent waterborne disease” by Eric D. Mintz, Fred M. Reiff, and Robert V. Tauxe
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