Author
Journey, W. K.

Year of Publishing
1978

Publisher
International Development Association

Institution
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

A Hand Pump for Rural Areas of Developing Countries Research Working Papers Series

Description:

Only 20 per cent of the world's rural population have access to safe water. The best way of remedying this situation is to provide shallow wells and hand pumps, wherever possible. However existing hand pumps are expensive, complicated and have a high failure rate. The report suggests a very simple new pattern of handpump, in which polyvinyl chloride well casing is used as the pump cylinder, and other components can be standardized and mass-produced. The pump is suitable for maintenance by villagers with minimal mechanical skills.

Note: this is for historical/research interest only


Bibliographical Information:

Journey, W. K. (1978) A Hand Pump for Rural Areas of Developing Countries. Research Working Papers Series , International Bank for Reconstruction and Development , International Development Association


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