Tulip Table Top filter

Basic Water Needs

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Solution Overview & Benefits

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. Cleaning is made simple via with the supplied scrub pad. The Tulip Table Top lasts for 7000 liters. After which the candle can be easily replaced. The Tulip Table Top is easy to use in order to realize sustained usage. The filter is based on gravity, and no electricity or complicated processes are involved. The filter element is made of diatomaceous earth, treated with nano silver to avoid recontamination of the filtered water.- Bacteria removal: 99%- Turbidity removal: 99.9%- Protozoa removal: 99.9%- Flow-rate 1 candle: 3 litres per hour- Capacity: 7,000 litres- Backwash: no- Price per liter: $0,002-$0,005- Applicability: household, schools- Prevents water borne diseases like: diarrhea, cholera, giardia, cryptosporidiosis, typhus and schistosomiasis.

History & Development

Since its foundation in 2003, Basic Water Needs has been developing, producing and distributing water purification and conservation products. We have served over 3 million people with clean drinking water.

The Tulip Table Top filter is developed according to the core principles of Basic Water Needs: Simple, Affordable and Available.

Simple BWN believes that the best products do not require an extensive manual, but are understandable for everyone, all over the world. The Tulip Table Top filter is easy to use, maintain and control by using a scrub pad and end-of-life indicator. The water storage in the closed bottom container ensures that water is not re-contaminated. Finally, if the filter needs replacement, the user can easily replace the candles.

Affordable We are committed to provide access to safe drinking water for everyone, including the Bottom and Base of the Pyramid (BoP). Our customers require affordable, but high value products. Our Tulip Table Top filter is designed in such a way that it combines state-of-the-art technology with high value materials, making it an ideal Self Supply solution.

Available However, having a simple and affordable water filter is not enough to provide a sustainable solution for everyone: the filter and its replacement component have to be available and accessible, also for the BoP. This means that a sustainable supply chain needs to be in place for our HWTS products which we realize through both our commercial and NGO network all over the world and by directly and indirectly training and guiding national, regional and community entrepreneurs.


Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): 1 to 20 USD
Available online: yes
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes
Countries where spare parts can be purchased: Worldwide



  • 57 * 25 * 27 - small table top - 1,6 kg
  • 76 *28 * 30 large Table Top - 2,3 kg

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