K. Danert, S. Furey
Year of Publishing
Ask for Water, RWSN
An estimated 200 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa (about one in five people) rely on a handpump as their main source of drinking water.
There are between 0.5 and 1.3 million handpumps in use in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the most likely number about 0.7 million
CORROSION HAS BEEN KNOWN ABOUT FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND YET SIMPLE MISTAKES ARE REPEATED AGAIN AND AGAIN
- Galvanised Iron (GI) pumps and riser pipes continue to be installed in unsuitably aggressive groundwater.
- Pump and pipe materials (including GI, brass, stainless steel) are not always meeting quality standards and are not being checked routinely.
- Pump manufacturers and installers are not always incentivised to deliver good quality.
The causes of corrosion and pump failure are complex, but there are actions that can be taken.
Here are just a few-
K. Danert, S. Furey (2022) Stop The Rot - Call to action. 2 Page call to action , Ask for Water, RWSN , RWSN
Stop the Rot - Call to Action
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