Frequently Asked Questions
What is the SaveAqua Tap?
SaveAqua tap is an efficient, self-closing faucet which can be installed on most plastic containers (use of adapters may be required) to create a water dispenser. It is similar in functionality to automatic faucets typically used in public washrooms. SaveAqua taps do not require pressurized water infrastructure or electricity in order to work.
Where can I use the SaveAqua tap?
SaveAqua tap can be used to create washing stations in locations where there is no typical water infrastructure.
- Emergency preparedness kits
- Backcountry or survival situations
- Family camping trips
- Road trips
- Outdoor activities, perfect for outdoor sports
- Farmer’s markets
- During emergencies when conventional water infrastructure is not available.
Why Should I use the SaveAqua tap?
The patented SaveAqua tap can save you up to 60% of your sanitation water. In addition, it is more comfortable and easy to use compared to conventional faucets and is very easy to pack and transport.
Is the SaveAqua tap a water filter?
No, the SaveAqua tap does not filter water or make it safe to drink. The SaveAqua tap is a portable self-closing water dispensing faucet that promotes personal hygiene.
Can I fill a glass with water from a container using the Savequa tap?
Yes, this can be done. However, the SaveAqua tap was not designed to dispense liquids for drinking, so the main concern is the contamination of the drinking water. Part of the SaveAqua tap can be dirty when it is used for sanitation purposes, so we recommend keeping drinking and sanitation water in separate containers.
How can I wash or disenfect the Saveaqua tap?
We recommend frequently disinfecting the SaveAqua tap and the container it is installed on. This is even more important if the water used with the SaveAqua tap is not potable. We recommend using chemicals, such as bleach, to disinfect the tap and container. Prolonged exposure of the SaveAqua tap to temperatures above 40 ℃ (100 ℉) may affect tap functionality.
How durable is the SaveAqua tap?
The SaveAqua tap and adapters are primarily made of durable ABS plastic. Some parts are rubber, and the tap has a stainless steel spike tool. The SaveAqua tap and adapters will not corrode in most liquids, including water. All materials used to manufacture SaveAqua taps and adapters are FDA-grade. We have a few taps which have been in heavy daily use for up to 4 years. These taps are still operating as intended.
How much water is dispensed when the SaveAqua tap is open?
The amount of water that can pass through the SaveAqua tap when it is fully opened depends on the water level above the tap. At a water level of 60 centimetres (24 inches), the SaveAqua tap will dispense up to 6 litres per minute (1.6 gallons (US) per minute) of water; this is comparable with a typical aerated bathroom faucet.
Can animals be taught to use the SaveAqua tap for drinking water?
We cannot tell because we have no experience with teaching animals to drink from SaveAqua tap. Please remember that there is a spike tool under the guard. The spike tool may harm the animal or person if the lid is not put back on as directed.
Where can I buy the SaveAqua tap?
The SaveAqua tap is a unique, patented product that is new to the market. At the moment, you can only buy our tap from SaveAqua distributors listed on our website and online through our website’s shop page. Our team can often be found at various trade shows such as camping, sportsman, and survival trade shows.
Can the SaveAqua tap be recycled?
Yes, our water-saving taps are recyclable. Please check with your nearest recycling facility; plastic parts can be recycled as Code #9 or #ABS, or #7.
We own an RV and use the facilities in the RV for our hygiene needs. Why do we need your tap?
We also love RVing, but even when RVing, we are trying to maximize the time we spend outdoors. We cook and eat outside unless the weather keeps us inside the RV. To minimize the load on RV facilities and extend the time between water filling and dumping waste, we always set up a wash station outside.