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  • We acquired this object.

1993

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2022

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Q Drum

This is a Project. It is dated 1993. Its medium is linear low density polyethelene (lldpe).

Millions around the world, especially in rural Africa, live kilometers from a reliable source of clean water, leaving them vulnerable to cholera, dysentery, and other water-borne diseases. Water in adequate quantities is too heavy to carry. The Q Drum is a durable container designed to roll easily, and can transport seventy-five liters of clean and potable water. Rolling the water in a cylindrical container, rather than lifting and carrying it, eases the burden of bringing water to those who need it.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 35.6 × 49.5 cm (14 in. × 19 1/2 in.)

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