Bas Van Der Veer: A Drop of Water

Bas Van Der Veer: A Drop of Water

Kristen Lubbe
Oct 20, 2009

Each time we have to fill up a glass of tap water to feed our plants, it makes us cringe a little bit. Not that it's a huge deal, but we're always looking for a way to save money on our water bill and to do our part to be a little more green.

Bas Van Der Veer recently won an award for his A Drop of Water project. The reason for such praise is that the A Drop of Water canister fills up when it rains. After a good afternoon shower, you detach the canister (that is now full of water) and shower your plants with the rain water. The A Drop of Water barrel also has a small tap at the bottom of the barrel that allows you to refill the canister.

The A Drop of Water starts with an MDF mold which is treated with liquid P.U. to ensure the mold stays solid and water tight. Then, an apoxy gelcoat is applied right before they apply several layers of glassfiber and epoxy resin. Once the project is dry, the barrel can be removed.

A Drop of Water barrel is a really efficient and convenient way to water your garden. It's compact enough to be used on the balcony of a city apartment, or in the backyard of a suburban dream home.

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