Footprint (counter space required by device)

  • The product uses minimal counter space without compromising stability or exceeding the overall height guideline.

Key indicators

  • Footprint dimensions are a function of upper and lower container volumes and overall height.
  • Footprint dimensions allow the product to meet stability guidelines.
  • Footprint provides stability on foreseeable placement surfaces such as floors, counters, chairs, and tables.

Notes and exceptions

  • Low-income households may not offer horizontal surfaces such as counters or tables above the floor (varies by region).
  • Alternative product formats (such as wall-hung or siphon devices) may minimize product footprint.

Supporting evidence

Two large, barrel-shaped water containers of blue plastic sitting on a kitchen floor.

The product footprint should require a small amount of counter space. Photo: PATH.