Dr. Jim Watt

The TippyTap is a hands-free hand-washing station constructed using locally-available materials.

Product description Brand name and product description

The TippyTap is a hands-free way to wash your hands appropriate for rural areas where there is no running water. It is operated by a foot lever and reduces the chance for bacteria transmission as the user only touches the soap. It uses only 40 mL of water to wash your hands versus 500 mL using a mug. Additionally, the used “waste” water can go to plants or back into the water table.

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

TippyTap can be adapted and built to suit the needs of locally-available materials worldwide.

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

Anyone can access the online manual on how to make your own TippyTap.

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

2-4 USD if new materials are purchased.

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

Competitors include the HappyTapEaziWash Station and 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)

Communities, households, individuals, public institutions and groups with no access to running water and soap for hand-washing.

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