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EMAS Household Water Supply Technologies in Bolivia : Increasing Access to Low-Cost Water Supplies in Rural Areas

Mobile Water & Sanitation School [Spanish acronym, Escuela Móvil de Agua y Saneamiento] EMAS manual water pumps are shown to have a high rate of functionality as used at the household level in the studied contexts in Bolivia. The EMAS manually - drilled wells surveyed, which were in-stalled by numerous different drilling teams (most of whom are independent of EMAS) were reported to be reliable, with a very high percentage of wells providing water throughout the entire year. These conclusions combine with an evident considerable adoption of the EMAS Pump and manually - drilled wells to show that the technologies have had an important impact on increasing access to water supply at the household level in many rural areas of Bolivia. [author abstract]

TitleEMAS Household Water Supply Technologies in Bolivia : Increasing Access to Low-Cost Water Supplies in Rural Areas
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMacCarthy, MF, Buckingham, JW, Mihelcic, JR
Secondary TitleRural water supply series : field note
Volume2013 - 4
Edition2013 - 4
Pagination12 p. 9 fig. 5 tab. 4 box.
Date Published2013-01-01
PublisherRural Water Supply Network, RWSN
Place PublishedSt. Gallen, Switzerland
Keywordscost savings, rural areas, water supply
Abstract

Mobile Water & Sanitation School [Spanish acronym, Escuela Móvil de Agua y Saneamiento] EMAS manual water pumps are shown to have a high rate of functionality as used at the household level in the studied contexts in Bolivia. The EMAS manually - drilled wells surveyed, which were in-stalled by numerous different drilling teams (most of whom are independent of EMAS) were reported to be reliable, with a very high percentage of wells providing water throughout the entire year. These conclusions combine with an evident considerable adoption of the EMAS Pump and manually - drilled wells to show that the technologies have had an important impact on increasing access to water supply at the household level in many rural areas of Bolivia. [author abstract]

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