FairWater rehabilitates broken handpumps with durable BluePump
Updated - Monday 31 January 2011
Until 18 November 2010, 300 new Dutch BluePumps developed by FairWater had been sold to projects rehabilitating broken handpumps in among others Tanzania, Central African Republic and in Burkina Faso, also in deep groundwater zones. The heart of the pump is a stainless steel, spare part free pumping system that has no rubber seals and was field tested in Africa by international NGOs. The pump is easy to install by two persons. It is estimated that under normal conditions no spare parts will be required for 10 to 15 years. FairWater has a network of competent local private sector companies that can provide regional maintenance support in many African countries, which can be contracted at US$ 10 per family per year.
This pump is FairWater’s answer to the many breakdowns of the traditional imported Indian handpumps in Africa and can also be used in very deep boreholes, up to 100 meters deep. FairWater says their new pump is very strong and reliable, lasts longer and is easy to maintain for a fraction of the cost compared with the traditional handpumps that water projects have been using so far. It costs between € 1,500 and 2,500 from the factory in the Netherlands.
Related web site: FairWater BluePump
Contact: Paul van Beers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: FairWater Foundation, 19 Nov 2010
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