Thursday, October 9, 2014

Aqua Lauta Pump @ McMaster Waterweek

The Aqua Lauta Pump was on display and in use as part of McMaster's Waterweek event yesterday. Working tag team with John from Hamilton Water, participants that pledged to enjoy tap water over bottled water received a new refillable water bottle. New bottle in hand, or bringing one they already had, participants then came over to pedal the pump and think about the energy needed to move water to all the places we expect it to be.

I made some modifications to the pump allowing for friends to pump and draw the water simultaneously. A new option also allowed participants to pedal and fill a communal water refilling dispenser.

my wonderful volunteer Riva helps work the taps

Eva enjoys filling her bottle from the communal refilling station.