Water Transport for Rural Communities
Millions of people worldwide are forced to walk long distances on a daily basis to collect their potable water requirements. Traditional methods of collecting water include the use of 20-liter (5-gallon) buckets, which are laboriously carried on the head. This method is very time and energy consuming, can cause injuries, and discourages regular access to safe sites of drinking water.
D2M engineers worked with the local chapter of Engineers Without Borders to develop an idea book focused on exploring the problems of water transportation. The result is a barrel-shaped container designed to transport 90 liters (20 gallons) of water. It is comprised of a drum with a large screw-on cap and a clip-on steel handle.