SafeSIPP has designed a system that simultaneously transports and purifies contaminated water. The system is composed of a 30-gallon recycled industrial barrel with an integrated purification system. As the barrel rolls from the water source to the community, the water being transported undergoes a purification process to remove disease-causing contaminants. This system improves the method of transportation by more than doubling the amount of water retrieved during each trip and reducing the travel time to and from the source by 75%.
At present, there are rolling devices that transport water from the source to the community; however, the water transported still hosts a variety of harmful and potentially fatal contaminants. Other purification devices, such as large-scale pumps and wells are expensive and require extensive maintenance. Furthermore, current solutions manufacture their products from scratch, leaving a large carbon footprint. SafeSIPP utilizes 80% recycled materials to reduce the effect on the environment while simultaneously decreasing the manufacturing cost.