The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-02-10T04:15:36Z Can you imagine sharing a tap with 1000 other people? 2021-02-10T04:15:36Z can-you-imagine-sharing-a-tap-with-1000-other-people Spatap company is sending Portable Taps to Schools in the South Pacificto help alleviate the hygiene problem. The “Spatap'' is a portable tap fitting made from silicone that transforms any ordinary bottle of water into a flow controllable water saving tap.  The portable tap can then be used for handwashing with soap and water or many other hygiene and washing tasks. See Spatap in Action: https://youtu.be/xe8YlLlEmWAThe “Spatap,” fits on to many different sizes of bottles, a standard plastic 1.5 litre bottle of water can dispense upto 60 handwashes with soap when the Spatap is attached, this is perfect for students in rural schools that are lacking basic infrastructure and plumbing.  The “Spatap” inventor Stuart Mason says, “Hygiene conditions were horrific pre-COVID with many communicable diseases running rife in schools, now with the pandemic the problem has magnified.” Mason continues, “Try and imagine sharing a tap with 1000 other people, that's the reality for most of the schools we are trying to help in the South Pacific. Many communities lack something as simple as a tap and piped water, the situation is dire. We're doing what we can, but the task before us is enormous and we need help with funding, believe me, you wouldn't want to touch that 1 tap, let alone drink or wash your hands with it.”Spatap company is supplying the Spatap Portable Tap via the Rotary Club of Bribie Island Hand Hygiene For Health Project (HHFH). The project transforms classrooms and schools into hygienic places in a few hours, the hand washing system is managed by the students and teachers, empowering them to continue the practice by supplying a portable tap, a hygiene workshop and the skills needed to practise regular handwashing with minimal water.See Spatap & Hand Hygiene For Health: https://youtu.be/rkfOVkESBrY  Stuart says, “We have everything in place from manufacture to shipping and distribution through the Rotary network, but we need a serious boost in funding if we are going to help everyone that needs it.” Schools can get involved by asking the students and parents to donate a “Spatap” to a child or classroom in Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea or Nauru. Also there is a corporate branding opportunity for businesses and individuals to help by donating a “Spatap”. The cost for a Spatap portable tap is only AUD$15 and you can give as many as you feel comfortable with. Currently according to the UN there are 2 Billion people in the world that don't have something as commonplace as a tap. SpaTap Portable Tap The Answer To The handwashing Problem 2017-06-19T01:45:33Z spatap-portable-tap-the-answer-to-the-handwashing-problem Today, 16th June 2017 the Hon Julie Bishop MP announced the winners of the Australian Government’s, Humanitarian Supplies Challenge, an initiative to take the best ideas from the private sector to improve the way in which Australia helps people in need. Thirteen winning products have been selected that address three common challenges faced in the immediate aftermath of a humanitarian crisis: water, energy and shelter. SpaTap was selected as a 1st prize winner due to its innovative water dispensing technology. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will now work with winners to secure appropriate amounts of each product to complement their existing mix of humanitarian emergency relief supplies that are stored in warehouses in Brisbane and Sydney for deployment in response to regional emergencies. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for leading the Australian Government’s response to international humanitarian crises. SpaTap® ultralight portable Tap & shower system helps to improve health and hygiene to those affected by humanitarian crisis. SpaTap’s innovative internal flange device turns water bottles into a handwashing station or portable shower through its ability to control the water flow rate. “We love helping people wash and save water and we are thrilled to play a part in how water is dispensed, used and enjoyed,” said Stuart Mason, SpaTap’s CEO. “We are honoured to be receiving our industry’s first humanitarian Supplies challenge award and we look forward to making many more impacts to improve people's health and hygiene in the years ahead.” SpaTap is committed to bringing the best personal and communal washing experience to children, adults, schools, campers, outdoor enthusiasts, WASH professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative SpaTap ultralight portable, pocket-sized, tap & shower system. SpaTap can be used as a personal tap or communally approximate amazing water saving water flow rates and hand washing capacity are, as follows: 1.25-litre bottle approximately 13 minutes 100 hand washes15-litre bottle approximately 2 hours & 36 minutes 1000 hand washesSpaTaps company mission is, “To supply A tap to the 2.5Billion people on this planet that don't have access to one" SpaTap conserves and dispenses water for the end user in disaster or long term development situations. SpaTap ultralight portable tap is used with humanitarian aid, disaster relief and outdoor recreation.We are actively seeking partnerships with Charities, NGO, WASH Sector, Government Humanitarian Aid Agencies, that want to solve the handwashing problem, please contact us. Press Contacts: Stuart MasonSpaTap+61 (0)408 847 1770408 847 177info@spatap.com WEBSITESwww.spatap.com/newswww.spatap.com/humanitarian This is the second major international award SpaTap has received for it innovative ultra light portable Tap & Shower System. 1st prize winner Water4Africa Standard Bank 2015http://water4africa.ideascale.com/a/pages/winners 1st prize winner Humanitarian Supplies Challenge 2017Promoting innovation in humanitarian action. Globally, humanitarian disasters are increasing in scale, frequency and impact. As demand for humanitarian assistance increases, the need for humanitarian response to be effective, efficient and accountable also increases. The Australian Government is committed to rapid and effective response to humanitarian crises, particularly within the Indo-Pacific Region. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for leading the Australian Government’s response to international humanitarian crises. http://dfat.gov.au/aid/topics/investment-priorities/building-resilience/humanitarian-preparedness-and-response/Pages/humanitarian-relief-supplies-challenge.aspx 28 July 2010, Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly Explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights. May 29, 2014http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/human_right_to_water.shtml   According to the United Nations2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation or even a tap.783 million people do not have access to clean drinking water.SpaTap are doing something about this!www.spatap.com/humanitarian English entrepreneur awarded top prize in international competition for innovative ‘SpaTap’ portable tap/shower 2015-03-04T11:26:52Z english-entrepreneur-awarded-top-prize-in-international-competition-for-innovative-spatap-portable-tap-shower English businessman, Stuart Mason has been awarded the prestigious top prize in the Standard Bank of South Africa’s worldwide Water4Africa Competition for his ‘SpaTap’ invention.  The SpaTap is a pocket sized, durable, portable, energy-free water dispenser that can be operated as a tap or shower. When fitted over any new or used plastic or glass bottle, the bottle acts as a water reservoir. When the bottle is inverted, water is dispensed as a flow-controllable shower or tap. SpaTap beat 470 other entries and was recognised as a real solution to address the complex issue of water access and conservation in Africa. Mr Mason’s innovation will provide easier access to clean water, improved sanitation and the creation of an innovative water related educational program in Africa. SpaTap will help to minimise diseases relating to poor water, sanitation and unsafe hygiene practices. With production originally funded through crowdsourcing, SpaTap has multiple uses aside from providing taps in developing countries such as Africa. Mr Mason explains.  “I originally designed the SpaTap for my own use whilst camping but then I saw its potential for use in disaster relief situations, third-world countries, sporting clubs, fishing, educational facilities, mobile first aid and so on. “The reaction we’ve received worldwide to the product is fantastic and the Water4Africa prize is a great validation of its further potential, Mr Mason said.  “As well as providing portable access to water and ensuring water conservation, SpaTap has the added benefit of ‘up-cycling’ plastic and glass bottles. For too long they have been discarded as rubbish with dire consequences for the planet. This is one way of repurposing them.” So what’s next for Stuart and SpaTap? “On a local level I’d like to see SpaTap picked up by a major retailer so that Australians can have their own SpaTap for use when travelling, holidaying, working or at home.” “On an international level, since winning the Water4Africa prize my goal is now to take SpaTap to the next level and find a partnership organisation to help me ramp up production and secure distribution channels to remote locations and disaster relief organisations worldwide. “Although a simple invention in many ways, in the context of its use in developing countries, SpaTap has the ability to save lives. I am committed to ensuring that we save as many as possible.” To contact the SpaTap team visit their website: www.spatap.com EDITORS NOTES/INFORMATION: Standard Bank Water4Africa Competitionwww.water4africa.ideascale.com/a/pages/winners SpaTap www.spatap.com Diarrhoeal disease statistics: In terms of morbidity, mortality and economic cost, diarrheal disease is one of the most important issues in the world today ·         Diarrhoeal disease is currently the most common illness in the world. ·         Globally, there are about two billion cases of diarrhoeal disease every year. ·         Diarrhoeal disease kills 1.5 million children every year ·         Diarrhoea is a leading cause of malnutrition in children under five year old. Year round transmission of Diarrhoeal Disease is documented in regions of Indonesia, Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Congo, Pakistan, Nigeria and India ·         References 1. WHO (2008). The World Health Report 2008: Primary HealthCare-Now More than Ever. 2. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs330/en/index.html 3. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs330/en/index.html 4. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs330/en/index.html Water conservation If every person in Australia used a SpaTap to wash and shower it is estimated the amount of water saved would exceed 162,585,965,000 litres annually. Water Saving Pocket Shower Is Launched 2014-06-02T03:26:52Z water-saving-pocket-shower-is-launched The SpaTap, is a pocket sized, flexible, portable eco-friendly shower and hand wash device.  SpaTap simply attaches to water filled plastic bottles to give a flow controllable water saving shower or tap. Use it with recycled plastic bottles or new water bottles. Keep it in your rucksack, camping gear, handbag, car, baby buggy, sports kit or first aid kit. Wash when and where you need it. After several rounds of prototyping, SpaTap have created sleek and functional prototypes out of medical grade materials and have tested them in both the National Parks of Queensland and the Beaches of The Sunshine Coast.   It’s a project they’re very excited about.  However, “As a start-up, our self-financing limit has been reached,” says Stuart Mason, Founder of SpaTap.  Therefore, Stuart and the SpaTeam have taken their idea to Kickstarter.com in an attempt to raise $40,000 in 30 days. Mason says, “We have set our funding target lower than we actually want to raise, because Kickstarter campaigns operate under an  ‘all-or-nothing’ funding model so we want to make sure we  reach  our goal at the end of 30 days and we need people to back us right now.” The Numerous uses of the  SpaTap include: camping, surfing, sport, barbequing, outside latrines, inside field kitchens, temporary housing, cleaning a baby, showering cubicles, mobile doctors, first aid tents, trekking, fishing, on a boat, in a car, in the garden, before eating, or doing the dishes! Anywhere you need a tap, SpaTap is the portable answer. SpaTap Founder Stuart Mason remarked, “For too long plastic bottles have been going into the ocean or landfill. Lack of awareness and alternative uses of this resource continues to have dire consequences for our marine health, wildlife and pollution. Recycling is great but is only part of the answer, we can also upcycle which is the top of the list as far as environmentally friendly procedures go. Upcycling is re-purposing a waste material and turning it into something useful.” SpaTaps’s unique ability to instantly transform a plastic bottle into a flow controllable tap has already gathered interest from international aid and relief agencies, as a hygiene and sanitation solution for emergency and disaster situations and backers from all corners of the world have embraced this eco friendly product from the moment of launch.  To find out more visit the SpaTap Kickstarter page and watch the video. To follow their project, be sure to find them on https://twitter.com/spatap and https://www.facebook.com/spatap and spread the word to your social media networks.  Consider donating as little as $1 to help their project come to life.  If you decide to donate more, you might be among the first in the world to travel  with a pocket sized water saving shower. SpaTap - A portable shower that fits in your pocket 2014-05-29T07:11:38Z spatap-a-portable-shower-that-fits-in-your-pocket The SpaTap, is a pocket sized, flexible, portable eco-friendly shower and hand wash device.  SpaTap simply attaches to water filled plastic bottles to give a flow controllable water saving shower or tap. Use it with recycled plastic bottles or new water bottles. Keep it in your rucksack, camping gear, handbag, car, baby buggy, sports kit or first aid kit. Wash when and where you need it. Ideal uses for SpaTap include: camping, surfing, sport, barbequing, outside latrines, inside field kitchens, temporary housing, cleaning a baby, showering cubicles, mobile doctors, first aid tents, trekking, fishing, on a boat, in a car, in the garden, before eating, or doing the dishes! Anywhere you need a tap, SpaTap is the portable answer. SpaTap Founder Stuart Mason remarked, “For too long plastic bottles have been going into the ocean or landfill. Lack of awareness and alternative uses of this resource continues to have dire consequences for our marine health, wildlife and pollution. Recycling is great but is only part of the answer, we can also upcycle which is the top of the list as far as environmentally friendly procedures go. Upcycling is re-purposing a waste material and turning it into something useful.” SpaTaps’s unique ability to instantly transform a plastic bottle into a flow controllable tap has already gathered interest from international aid and relief agencies, as a hygiene and sanitation solution for emergency and disaster situations. Mason says, “We want to launch the SpaTap for people’s everyday use and enjoyment and also to help the developing world overcome basic hygiene issues which can help save lives”. SpaTap will be launching their innovative eco-friendly water saving tap on 2nd June on the Kickstarter website, to watch the video and find out more about the SpaTap and how it works visit www.spatap.com You Can Watch The SpaTap Kickstarter Video Herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTcKL9dPDGc The SpaTap Surf Video Herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLm1blKO0iwThe SpaTap and AFLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvS6j_tf13A SpaTap Media Packhttp://tinyurl.com/qfgvkf7 Company InfoThe SpaTap company produces a range of pocket sized devices that can transform any plastic bottle into a water reservoir feeding a tap, shower, heater or water purifier. The SpaTap product range can be used for washing, heating, storage and purification of water easily, quickly and anywhere.www.spatap.com    78 Suncoast Beach Drive, Mount Coolum, Queensland, Australia 4573 If every person in Australia used a SpaTap to wash and shower it is estimated the amount of water saved would exceed 162,585,965,000 litres annually.