Accessible - Transporting Water
|Suitable for: people using mobility devices and who have poor balance or strength.|
|Construction||Advantages||Disadvantages||Improvements / variations||Cost / labour|
|Transporting a 20L jerrycan of water on wheelchair footrests||Jerrycan is in an easy-to-access position||
|20L jerrycans carried on a rack under the seat of a tricycle||Weight is low down and no risk of tipping the chair||Rack under the seat might be difficult to access||A rack behind the seat could be easier to access for some people||Cost of tricycle is high|
|Small jerrycan carried using a hook attached to the crossbar of a crutch||Avoids difficulty of holding crutch and container at the same time||Extremely difficult to lift if using only one crutch||Jerrycan could be placed on the head or in a basket on the back instead||Low|
- Content and images: Compendium of accessible WASH technologies WaterAid and WEDC.