In many under-resourced communities, water is collected from boreholes via solar pumping systems and springs and distributed to communities through water tap stands. A weak link in these systems is often the valve used to dispense water. When these valves leak, are left open, or break, water is wasted, tanks are emptied, and fresh water can become contaminated. According to the World Bank, 45 million cubic meters of water are lost daily due to water leakage in these systems. That’s enough water to meet the basic water needs of 90 million people.
LifeTap™ is a reliable self-closing valve that is robust enough to handle the wear and tear of a community tap stand while preventing devastating water loss.