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Handpumps : issues and concepts in rural water supply programmes

The monograph concerns hand pumps and water supply programmes based on this technology for rural communities. Discussion of the technical aspects include appropriate application of the five principle types of hand pumps and the latest advances in design and manufacture with special emphasis on plastic. Specific attention is given to local maintenance, maufacture and the importance of quality control. A range of well construction techniques are considered as well as site selection. Installation requirements for the various types of hand pumps are examined with attention to design of the apron. The technical issues are placed in context of planning and implementing water supply programmes aimed at sustained use of facilities. The key factor is seen as community involvement in all project phases. Various ways of organizing and funding maintenance of hand pump water supply systems are discussed.

TitleHandpumps : issues and concepts in rural water supply programmes
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsIDRC -Ottawa, Ont., CA, International Development Research Centre, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Hague, NL
Secondary TitleTechnical paper series / IRC
Volumeno. 25
Paginationxi, 163 p.: fig., tab.
Date Published1988-01-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
ISBN Number9066870109
Keywordscommunity participation, decision making, hand pumps, local production, m, maintenance, maintenance costs, planning, site selection, sustwat, technology, wasp, wb, well construction
Abstract

The monograph concerns hand pumps and water supply programmes based on this technology for rural communities. Discussion of the technical aspects include appropriate application of the five principle types of hand pumps and the latest advances in design and manufacture with special emphasis on plastic. Specific attention is given to local maintenance, maufacture and the importance of quality control. A range of well construction techniques are considered as well as site selection. Installation requirements for the various types of hand pumps are examined with attention to design of the apron. The technical issues are placed in context of planning and implementing water supply programmes aimed at sustained use of facilities. The key factor is seen as community involvement in all project phases. Various ways of organizing and funding maintenance of hand pump water supply systems are discussed.

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