The Hippo Water Roller

The Hippo Water Roller

Can see Peter Macomber’s  The Hippo Roller video at  www.serumlab.com

www.metaefficient.com has story about the Hippo Water Roller:

Rain ‘n Roll – The Hippo Water Roller

The HippoRoller is a heavy-duty plastic drum that can be filled upright, then sealed and rolled like a steamroller across rough terrain. The 24-gallon (90L) tank weighs 200 pounds when full, but the rolling drum has a functional weight of just 22 pounds, so virtually anyone can use it. The current design has been tweaked to ease shipping and transportation of the carriers, which are manufactured in Johannesburg, South Africa. They are distributed mainly by local NGOs to communities throughout southern Africa, along with training on water purification and sanitation.

A single HippoRoller can hold a day’s water for an entire family of five. Great potential here to work with RainCatcher systems to help people transport water more easily and efficiently from a central location in a village out to individul homes. And what an improvement to go…

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...to this! All photos: HippoRoller.org

...to this! (All photos: HippoRoller.org)

Another simple solution to the water problem: Rain ‘n Roll.

For more information, visit the HippoRoller website at  www.HippoRoller.org.