The SpaTap is a small silicon device that is attached to a bottle and converts it into a flow controllable tap or shower. It is made to minimize water use and has 4 flow modes. The SpaTap has been made for water scarce contexts to improve sanitary conditions and is used both as a stationary tap and for temporary use while traveling.
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Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The product is sold directly from the manufacturer to individuals. For humanitarian purposes, it is sold to and distributed by NGOs and governmental agencies such as International Transformation Foundation (ITF) in Kenya and The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT?). It has been used in emergency settings in Vanatau and Nepal.
Mass produced in Australia by SpaTap. The production capacity is 20,000 or 60,000 SpaTaps per months depending on which production machine they use.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
SpaTap is sold directly to individuals from SpaTaps webpage. It is purchased in bulk and distributed to end users for free or at a low cost by NGOs and government agencies for humanitarian purposes. For example, the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) have purchased large shipments from SpaTap to use in response to international humanitarian crisis.
Distributions to Date Status
Over 100,000interview with manufacturer
The SpaTap measures 9cm x 9cm and is made of UV Stable, food & water grade silicone. The hanging strap is made from Velcro and it has a nylon cord and a cord lock toggle.
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This product is one piece and one strap. The most likely need for replacement is the strap, which may break, but can be purchased separately or assembled by the user on their own.
Made to last for a lifetime and hence there are no disposal guidelines. Manufacturer claims it can be recycled and if burned the silicone will be reduced to a non toxic ashinterview with manufacturer.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
A strength test has shown that a van can drive over SpaTap and it remains functional to dispense water. On the slowest setting, a 1.25 L bottle should last for about 13 minutes or up to 100 hand washes. A 15 litre bottle can dispense a shower that lasts 2 hours and 36 minutes Furthermore, the manufacturer claims the product to be easy to use and appealing to children.interview with manufacturer
Vetted Performance Status
Complementary Technical Systems
Water bottle, Strap
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Compliance with regulations
The manufacturer has had no experiences of problems with local regulationsinterview with manufacturer