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Q Drum

Millions around the world, especially in rural Africa, live kilometers from a reliable source of clean water, leaving them vulnerable to cholera, dysentery, and other water-borne diseases. Water in adequate quantities is too heavy to carry. The Q Drum is a durable container designed to roll easily, and can transport seventy-five liters of clean and potable water. Rolling the water in a cylindrical container, rather than lifting and carrying it, eases the burden of bringing water to those who need it.

  1. Designer: P. J. and J. P. S. Hendrikse
  2. Manufacturer: Kaymac Rotomoulders and Pioneer Plastics
  3. South Africa, 1993
  4. Linear Low Density Polyethelene (LLDPE)
  5. Dimensions: 14” h x 19.5” diameter
  6. In use in: Kenya, Namibia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Angola
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