Wet Butt, So What? Noun's Bidet Revolution!


Wet Butt, So What? Noun’s Bidet Revolution!


As MakeWater, a nonprofit working on water education and preservation, we are thrilled to introduce an innovative bidet initiative that promises to revolutionize hygiene and water consumption across the United States. Collaborating with diverse stakeholders—students, educators, water utilities, infrastructure experts, and you, the members of the dynamic Nouns community—our scalable bidet giveaway is here to redefine our perception of water usage and sustainability across the country.

How will it work?

Our journey will start with our pilot program in South Texas which will be a pivotal step for data collection, refining strategies, and pinpointing best practices. We are delighted to have already gained the enthusiastic support and active engagement of local utilities and educators, who will propel the growth of our community and our vision.
Through our ongoing community-building efforts, we will strive to gather a strong initial group of participants in South Texas, our pilot region. Far from being just beneficiaries, these participants will become pioneers, actively contributing to data collection and shaping a communal narrative through social media engagement. These authentic stories, personal experiences and testimonials, will initiate a cultural shift towards bidet use and create a united front against water wastage.
The Nouns DAO can kickstart this effort, providing the initial push needed to get the ball rolling. But this isn’t just a one-time splash; it’s a tide of transformation! The real heart of this initiative is its ability to keep going on its own. Our goal is more than just handing out affordable bidets; it’s about making a lasting change in how people use bathrooms in America.
This initiative will be a wave of change that keeps building and reaching farther. Our pilot program marks the first splash, but together, we have the power to reshape perspectives, enhance water sustainability, and fundamentally revolutionize water habits across the United States.

Why Bidets?

Enter the humble toilet-mounted bidet — a nifty contraption that adds a touch of luxury to your bathroom routine. It replaces or fits beneath the toilet seat and uses a a nozzle to spray water for cleansing. Its installation is easy and doesn’t demand a plumbing professional. Many models even showcase features like adjustable pressure, temperature control, and self-cleaning. Beyond all that, however, lies an ecological marvel— a cost-effective solution that promotes better hygiene while reducing toilet paper waste.

Bidets have garnered worldwide recognition for their remarkable water-saving abilities and paper-reducing magic. Embracing bidets translates to preserving trees, conserving water, and reducing the energy dedicated to manufacturing and transporting toilet paper.

Their appeal isn’t just environmental; it’s also rooted in hygiene. Bidets offer hands-free, pristine cleanliness, an invaluable health advantage, especially in a time when global health awareness is at its peak.

Our aging water infrastructure poses yet another challenge. Sewage systems of many cities groan under the weight of non-degradable items. These infrastructures were designed for a different era, and non-degradable products like wet wipes weren’t part of the plan. Despite their convenience, wipes don’t break down in water like toilet paper does. This leads to stubborn blockages, damages to equipment, and ultimately, significant repair costs that households and communities have to bear.

Bidets, however, offer a sustainable lifeboat. By adopting bidets, we curtail clogs and damages, sparing households and cities from hefty repair costs. It’s not just a bathroom upgrade; it’s a blueprint for economic resilience, environmental harmony, and public health.

Our Background

  • In June 2022, Lil Nouns passed our 3,000 nouns kits for students proposal by a resounding 211 to 4 vote (:arrow_right:see here).
  • We teamed up with Lighthouse for the Blind to create these kits, and we marked our partnership with a video (:arrow_right:watch it here).
  • Our victory streak continued with a win at the FoodNouns Prop, where our proposal to create video vignette for our water education curriculum (click to watch our video here, :arrow_right:and check out our tweet) garnered unanimous support (:arrow_right:see our %100 positive votes in here).
  • We’ve also received a positive response Lil Nouns PropHouse (Open Round 12) for our proposal asking Lil Nouns to be a 3D printer prize sponsor for World Water Day youth competition (:arrow_right:see here).
  • Nounish Team also highlighted our work on World Water Day, with a reel showcasing our work and our ongoing partnership with the community (:arrow_right:see here).
  • Beyond our cherished Nouns community, our network encompasses educators, water utilities, and beyond. We’re thrilled to also be introducing a dynamic video element to our project, guided by collaborator GJ Castro, an accomplished videographer with credits in Nat Geo, Discovery, and Food Network.
  • And there’s no pause in our progress – our first batch of bidets is on the way for testing. We are ready turn ripples of innovation into a tidal wave of impact!

Our Team

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Ryan Beltrán aka TriggityTron
Executive Director MakeWater
“I’m the founder of MakeWater, and for the past 6 years I’ve worked with thousands of students all over the world to collaboratively innovate DIY water purification.”

Jessica Paz
Water Professional

Sumi Communications
Digital Community and Communications agency

GJ Castro
Videographer Rogue Media

Outcomes / Deliverables

Bidet Purchase: Let’s continue with the assumption of bidets costing $15 each. With this budget, you could afford to buy about 1,267 bidets. This calculation comes from: $38,000 / ($15 per bidet + $1 per bidet for overhead costs) = 1,267 bidets (rounding down). The total cost is approximately $18,000, assuming we reserve a dollar per bidet to cover unforeseen overhead costs.

Education and Training: An essential part of changing bathroom culture is education. Let’s allocate $8,000 for the creation of educational materials, training sessions, and workshops.

Marketing and Outreach: To raise awareness about the initiative and increase adoption of bidets, marketing will play a crucial role. Assign $5,000 for marketing and outreach campaigns.

Administrative Costs: These costs include staff salaries, utilities, and rent. Nonprofits typically allocate about 10-15% of their total budget towards administrative costs, but it can be more or less depending on the organization. Here, let’s allocate 15%, or $5,700.

Contingency Fund: It’s good practice to set aside a portion of your budget for unforeseen expenses. With the remaining funds, you can create a contingency fund. This leaves us with $1,300.

  • Bidet Purchase: $18,000
  • Education and Training: $8,000
  • Marketing and Outreach: $5,000
  • Administrative Costs: $5,700
  • Contingency Fund: $1,300

Total $38,000 USDC

Transaction Details

38,000 USDC sent to Elequa / MakeWater Nonprofit via Endaoment Smartcontract Address

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