TippyTap

Dr. Jim Watt

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

Product description

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

Target region(s)

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

Distributors/implementing organizations

Not applicable. Anyone can access the online manual on how to make your own TippyTap.

Market suggested retail price

The construction costs of the Tippy Tap are in the range of 0 USD if second hand materials are used, 2-4 USD if new materials are purchased.

Competitive landscape

HappyTap.

SDG targeted
Target user(s)

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

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