PedalTap

Grace Nakibaala

PedalTap is a hands-free water dispensing device.

Product description Brand name and product description

The PedalTap is a foot operated hand washing system that is to be installed on a sink. Water is dispensed from the tap when the user pushes down the pedal with their foot. Since there is no need for touching a tap, bacterial spread is decreased. Using the system also reduces water consumption. A video introducing the product is found here.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Uganda is the first targeted country.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

PedalTap. During the pilot phases the Pedaltap was installed in 8 facilities in Kampala including a hospital, public toilets and a university.

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

The product is not yet available on the open market but sales will start in the end of 2017.interview with manufacturer

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

Tye Works Advanced Hand Wash SystemTapmasterFootworksGarvin pedal flow valve and Encore floor mounted pedal valve

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 can be installed on every sink but is extra targeted on shared bathrooms such as public toilets and toilets in hospitals, schools and churches.

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