Updated on December 6, 2022


Created on December 6, 2022

Sanitap Handwasher

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SaniTap is a hand-operated gravity flow portable high-strength plastic bag, with an attached soap, for handwashing in areas with no accessible running water.

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Product Description

SaniTap is a gravity flow hand-operated handwashing technology with a soap net conveniently hanging close to its spout. The easy-to-use spout of SaniTap is closed by a simple tap with the back of the hand. The UV-resistant plastic laminate film bag of SaniTap stores 3 L of water that can be used for more than 10 minutes. SaniTap has a wide closeable inlet on its top for easy refilling and a sturdy handle for easily transporting the water bag.

Market Suggested Retail Price


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product has been implemented by SaniTap, UNICEF, ICRC, UNHCR, and World Vision.

Manufacturing/Building Method


Intellectural Property Type

Patent Protected

User Provision Model

Users can obtain this product from the manufacturer. The product is also distributed for free by the manufacturer’s partner NGOs.

Distributions to Date Status


Design Specifications

SaniTap is a 3 L 200 g thick 4-layer impermeable food-grade plastic laminate consisting HDPE and nylon that can be used for more than 10 minutes before refilling. It has a spout made of ABS. The spout is rated for 10,000 opening/closing cycles and needs less than 10 N force to operate making it easy to use even by children. The HDPE water bag of SaniTap has a 50 N vertical load rating.

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer and local technicians.

Replacement Components

Spout, HDPE bag, soap net.


1 year. This assumes correct installation and use by a family of 5 washing hands 3 times daily.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer’s aim is to achieve modular design that is easy to use and requires no complex complementary technology to operate. The manufacturer is also keen on sustainability, making use of recycled plastics to make most parts of the SaniTap.

Vetted Performance Status



No known safety hazards are related to this product.

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Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations

The product is compliant with RoHS standards.

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