Drinking water directly from the faucet

A method for persons with high spinal cord injury to drink water

User drinks water through straw from sink
User drinks water through straw from sink

Description
The user’s faucet is modified so that a single lever faucet sits on the front edge of the sink. In order to drink the user turns on the water and drinks with an extra long straw directly from the sink.

Users comments
The user drinks large quantities of water. He usually has a pitcher of water available, with the straw he has an additional opportunity to be able to drink without assistance.

Paid for by
Municipality (faucet), the user (straw)

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

Single lever faucet on front edge of sink
Single lever faucet on front edge of sink

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Tipsare: Anders

Anders lives together with his partner in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1989 and has a high spinal cord injury (C4-5). He has personal assistance.