Feasibility study rope pumps Pader district, Uganda

In the Pader district in Northern Uganda, internally displaced persons (IDP’s) have started moving back from the satellite camps to their original villages and homesteads. They need a borehole with hand pump at walking distance from their home. Because of the high installation costs and relatively complicated maintenance of piston pumps (India MARK II), ZOA Uganda and PRACTICA evaluate the possibilities to supply more beneficiaries with safe drinking water by using low cost alternatives (rope pumps).

Goals

  • To perform a feasibility check for the implementation of manual well drilling and local production and installation of rope pumps.
  • To provide safe drinking water to the internally displaced persons.
  • To evaluate possibilities to supply more beneficiaries with safe drinking water by using low cost alternatives like rope pumps.

Activities

  • Enterprise selection based on product range, size, equipment, technical skills of workers and management, business attitude and attitude towards rope pump production
  • Workshop  to inform other NGO’s about the rope pump as low cost water pumping option and the findings of the feasibility study.
  • Collecting data to verify the feasibility check on manual drilling.
  • Evaluation from user perspectives as well as producer perspectives, to verify the scope for rope pumps.
  • Workshop on different low-cost technologies.

Budget

14.526€

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Status
Closed
Period
2009
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