Chile is among the 30 countries in the world with the highest water stress (Water Scenarios 2030, 2021), with water scarcity being a reality for many families. Several of them do not even have formal access and we found ponds and tanker trucks in various areas of the country. Knowing how to make the most of water has become a necessity to survive. Unfortunately, it is in the most basic activities of the home where the greatest amounts of water are lost: washing dishes, pots, and utensils.
The idea is a device that allows the water from the kitchen sink to be reused. This allows the water to be filtered and redirected to the tap creating a constant flow for cleaning tasks. It uses the principle of communicating vessels and physical understanding levers to avoid the use of electricity. The device will help families to save potable water for consumption while allowing them to maintain a clean space in their homes.
The main beneficiaries will be families that don't have formal access to water, especially people from rural areas and informal settlements. According to the INE, 2.247.649 people live in rural areas in Chile and, according to TECHO, more than 81.000 families live in informal settlements.
Inspiration and ideation
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Pontificia Universidad Católica (Chile)