Studio Forthemany’s JERRY aims to tackle the global issue of access to safe drinking water by addressing the issue at point-of-use, with usability at the heart of the design.
JERRY is a self-cleaning water filter made specifically to fit on all standard-sized jerry cans to provide safe drinking water for those without access to it. This product enables users to pump filtered drinking water directly from a jerry can, which are widely used for water transport and storage. This water filter provides an inexpensive solution that is simple to install, operate and maintain without any training, encouraging users to treat their drinking water on a daily basis.
Once connected to a jerry can, the product functions as a filter and a tap for drinking water. The design contains two filters, eliminating over 99.999% of bacteria and parasites and over 99.9% of viruses from the water. A glass is filled in only two pump strokes with little force, allowing young children and the elderly to filter water with ease. With each pump stroke, the filter is cleaned automatically, resulting in a maintenance-free water filter that is simple to use on a daily basis for all drinking water needs.
As this product can be transported in bulk and can be deployed without any required training, JERRY provides a solution in the context of both humanitarian and disaster responses where the water supply is suddenly interrupted (for example during flooding or earthquakes) and in areas where no permanent water infrastructure is present (refugee camps).