The Hippo Water Roller

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By: Vuthisa Technologies cc  09-14-2011
Keywords: environment, Hippo Water Roller

Approximately 10 000 communities throughout Southern Africa (15 million people) are currently without adequate access to water. Multitudes have to trek long distances to distant waterholes or wells to obtain their daily water needs. To address this problem, two south Africans, Mr. Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker invented the first rolling drum to cart water, officially named the Hippo Water roller in 1993. The association with water, round body and thick skin compares well to the famous African Hippopotamus. The Hippo Water Roller improves access to water by rolling 90 litres (24 Gallons) along the ground saving time and energy as approximately 5 times more water can be transported. The daily burden of carrying heavy 20 litre buckets on the head is significantly reduced with this ‘appropriate technology’.

Keywords: environment, Hippo Water Roller

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