We at TRUSTT, are striving to find simple, scalable, affordable and effective technical solutions to social problems. One such quest resulted in a simple foot operated sink tap, which can be retrofitted to any sink tap in less than 10 minutes. This foot tap assists us in controlling, thereby reducing water wastage (upto 70%) while shaving, brushing or washing. The normal tendency of keeping the water running owing to our inability to operate the tap because our hands are occupied, results in huge wastage of precious potable water. Saving water indirectly saves power at residences (lesser pumping to overhead tanks) and also to the state (large amouts of electricity is consumed in purifying and pumping it to your house).
There are several other methods of saving/conserving water and a foot tap is one such. But this method may be more generic and affordable than several others.
A foot tap also helps in preventing the spread of deadly diseases like Swine Flu (H1N1), Hepatitis A and Influenza. One of the methods of transmission of these diseases is when we touch public taps like in restaurants, urinals etc where many touch these taps but are rarely cleaned.
Why touch a dirty tap handle when you have just scrubbed your hand clean?
Seeking the co-operation of all eco-conscious people.
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