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Tulip Table Top

Basic Water Needs
Last Updated On 11 October 2018
Product USP
  • Simple
  • Affordable
  • Easy maintenance
Quick Summary
Product Category
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Year Of Establishment
Contact Name
Vignesh Vinayagamurthy
Contact Number     NA
Contact Email    info@basicwaterneeds.com
Organisation Address
11, Pudhu Nagar, Chinnakalapet, Opp. Ashok hotel Chinnakalapet
Product Description

The Tulip Table Top is a two bucket water filter and water storage facility in one. The top bucket is filled with raw water, which is filtered through the Tulip candle filter into the lower bucket. The water in the lower bucket is safe for immediate consumption. The water is also safe for storage in the lower bucket for longer periods. The Tulip Table Top lasts up to 7000 liters. After which the candle can be easily replaced.


How it works

Dirty water is put into the top container in which the candle is placed. Water will drip through the candle and the fast flow hose connected to the candle into the bottom bucket. The Tulip Table Top filter will purify the water of bacteria, parasites and turbidity. The water will be stored in the bottom container making sure that the water will not re-contaminate. The water can be used for drinking via the tap in the lower bucket.


For whom this can be applicable

Households: The Tulip Table Top filter is easily applicable for all members of a household. The water storage in the bottom container ensures that water is not re-contaminated.

School classes: Tulip Table Top is ideal to realize safe drinking water at schools as part of a WASH strategy. Being able to drink safe water during the day will increase the concentration and attendance of children. Also, children can be strong advocates of safe water and hygiene at home when they learn this at school.


Maintenance of filter

To protect the filter element against premature clogging when using dirty water, the filter element is covered with a washable pre-filter. After some time, the flow rate will reduce because of clogging of the filter element. When this occurs a small layer of the ceramic material of the filter element has to be removed by scrubbing the filter. This can be done easily by using a scrub pad, which is included with the filter.

Special features of product:

  • E-coli bacteria removal: >99.99%
  • Protozoa removal: >99,99%
  • Turbidity removal: 99%
  • Flow-rate: 1-3 liters per hour
  • Capacity: 7,000 liters
  • Backwash: no

Recent Projects and Users

Name of Project: Water Quality and Business in Delhi

Name of Partner: Plan India 

In February 2013 Plan Nederland and Basic Water Needs (BWN), started a pilot project in three resettlement colonies in Delhi to improve the drinking water quality. During the pilot BWN has trained (female) entrepreneurs and enabled them to sell affordable water filters. Plan India enhanced these activities by creating awareness in the three neighbourhoods on drinking water quality and hygiene. The sales of affordable water filters by local self help groups and entrepreneurs had a positive effect on the health of about 30,000 people during the project. 

About Basic Water Needs

Basic Water Needs (BWN) is widely recognized for its impact in developing, producing and distributing water purification and conservation products; creating access to safe drinking water for everyone. Over the last 10 years, BWN has supplied our innovative Dutch-designed Tulip water filters to more than 2,000,000 people worldwide, offering safe and durable drinking water products that are simple to use and last for thousands of liters.

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