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|Title: ||Household pumps from the informal sector|
|Authors: ||Lambert, Robert A.|
Faulkner, Richard D.
|Issue Date: ||1991|
|Publisher: ||© WEDC, Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||LAMBERT, R.A. and FAULKNER, R.D., 1991. Household pumps from the informal sector. IN: Pickford, J. et al. (eds). Infrastructure, environment, water and people: Proceedings of the 17th WEDC International Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 19-23 August 1991, pp.185-188.|
|Abstract: ||The development of two pumps, the ropewasher and the treadle pump, is described. The pumps can be made by the informal artisan sector and are suitable for household use in domestic supply and irrigation. The rope-washer pump is cheap, easy to operate and maintain, can lift water from depths in excess of 20m and up to 5m overhead. The treadle pump can raise water from depths of up to 6m and up to 20m above itself. Dissemination of the technology has already started in Zimbabwe and initial results are encouraging. A strategy for further dissemination is outlined.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Sponsor: ||The authors would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Overseas Development Administration of the UK (Project no R4434).|
|Appears in Collections:||WEDC 17th International Conference|
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