There are several places in the world where water does not arrive regularly, and it is necessary to store it in a tank or in an autoclave.
While this may be a problem in the hottest (or depressed) regions of the Western world, in developing nations it can be a disaster.
In developing nations, the problem is far worse
Millions of people do not have access to a securely managed water supply, nor the luxury of getting help in the event of a drought. And after researching 175 rural communities in Ecuador, the entrepreneur Paul Mendieta realized that the most expensive component of any water supply system is the storage tank.
It is not a problem to find the source of water, to transport it, to purify it or to understand how to bring it into people's homes; It is a problem to have a tank large enough to store the water that has been or will be subjected to the previously mentioned procedures.
In short, safe and inexpensive water storage had not yet been achieved.
Deploy, flexible and sustainable water tank
The Mendieta company, the Deploy Tech, has designed and is producing a ready-to-use “inflatable” water tank. It has a peculiarity: it is made with fabric filled with concrete.
It can therefore be shipped by air even to remote places inaccessible by road. Once the water is pumped into the tank, it takes its rough shape. When Deploy is sprayed with water, the concrete sets and the tank takes its final shape. A simple but brilliant solution that can change and save the lives of millions of people.
Here is a video that shows you how the Deploy water tank works: