Blue Tap was founded in 2016. We are a technology company that creates products to improve access to high quality drinking water in low resource settings. Our core product, the chlorine injector, is designed to automatically inject chlorine into household-level water systems.
We partner with local organisations to ensure the sustainable use of our product, and we carry out capacity building on proper technology management with local stakeholders.
Within the UK, we sell the Blue Tap Life Bottle range to encourage everyone to reduce their consumption of single-use plastic water bottles and to raise awareness of global water access issues. Profits from the sale of our Life Bottles go towards our development work in Uganda.
Francesca founded Blue Tap after working as a water and sanitation engineer in Mexico, India, and most recently, with Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) in South Sudan and The Central African Republic. She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Cambridge in Resilience to Climate Change.
Tom has spent time working for the charity TANZED, performing to, and leading theatre workshops with primary school children in Tanzania. Once he realised his acting didn't qualify for the Oscars, he switched to more technical pursuits. Often, when testing on the chlorine injector isn't going to plan, Tom uses it to mix a gin and tonic.
Becky is studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She believes technology, when designed with people as the focus, is the best way to combat poverty and improve quality of life. Becky will eat any chocolate you leave lying around and likes to sleep in rogue places.