Q Drum

Exhibition: Design for the other 90 | January 5, 2012 by

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.

  • DESIGNER: P. J. and J. P. S. Hendrikse
  • MANUFACTURER: Kaymac Rotomoulders and Pioneer Plastics
  • South Africa, 1993
  • Linear Low Density Polyethelene (LLDPE)
  • DIMENSIONS: 14” h x 19.5” diameter
  • IN USE IN: Kenya, Namibia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Angola


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