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"The Papa Pump was designed with simplicity in mind and the Papa Pump Kit includes everything you need to connect to your system and start pumping water!

You should be confident that with basic skills you can self install a Papa Pump.  You may need a little help with digging trenches and laying pipes, etc., but many farmers and land owners have the equipment and experience to do this work themselves."

Phil Selwyn - Inventor and Technical Director

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Self Installation

How to install the Papa Pump
Step by Step Video Guide

Can you do it?

Yes you can!  See this easy 7 Step Guide.

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We can help you to assess the potential of a Papa Pump installation if you can email us some photographs of your site.  Please email your images by clicking on the link below.

UK Site Survey

Surveying your own site is something you can do quite easily if you have a basic understanding of farming or land management. At Water Powered Technologies we will be happy to assist by looking at your site with online maps and advise on optimum tank and pump locations. However, not everyone has the time or would just prefer our expertise to survey your site. In which case, we offer a Site Survey Service if you live in the UK...

UK site survey

You can buy a UK Site Survey from our shop

Pipework, Trenching and Installing Chambers

Laying Pipes and Trenching

We recommend burying your pipework if possible to protect from damage, but DO NOT FILL IN YOUR TRENCH BEFORE TESTING THE SYSTEM - make sure there are no leaks, as this will affect the efficiency of your system.

Please use the recommended pipe specifications as below.  The pump is designed for a 2" supply pipe and a 1" delivery pipe.   USE 2" STEEL PIPE FOR THE SUPPLY PIPE - This is essential for the efficiency of the pump.  For full details on supply pipe specifications consult the installation guide pdf (page 11).

Papa Pump Chambers
Papa Pump Steel Pipe


Recommended for the Supply Pipe


110mm Soil Pipe
(up to 2 pumps)
or 160mm Soil Pipe
(3+ pumps)

for Inlet and Feed Pipe/Overflows Drains & Standpipe:

Papa Pump MDPE pipe

(32mm MDPE)
(Medium Density Polyethylene)

Recommended for Delivery Pipe


32mm, 50mm preferred MDPE
water pipe

Recommended for Conduit Pipe which can be fitted as future proofing for further installations such as a Sureflow Valve.

Tanks and Chambers

You can use any solid chamber for your Supply Tank and Pump Chamber, but if available, we would recommend using 1.2 metre concrete rings which can house up to 3 Papa Pumps. We also recommend using lids or covers to keep debris out the chambers.

Storage Tanks can be bought in a range of sizes from your local agricultural or building merchant. Alternatively you can use a pond or lagoon for storage.

Full instructions and guides can be found on our website or in the Installation Guide.

Papa Pump Concrete Ring

You can download this handy shopping list which details the parts you will need for your installation.

Does the pump chamber need to be a concrete ring?

Water Powered Technologies recommend using concrete rings wherever possible because they provide excellent protection and the ample space for installing and maintaining your pump.

However, in some situations, cost and availability can be prohibitive and alternative materials or constructions can be used for your pump chamber.  The important thing is to leave enough space to work and to give the pump some good protection.  It is also recommended that a good lid or cover is fitted to keep out debris and animals.  It will also suppress any noise from the pump.

Papa Pump Brick Chamber
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Papa Pump US flag

The Papa Pump's connections conform to BSPT (British Standard Pipe Taper) but in some of parts of the world NPT (National Pipe Taper) is the local standard fitting.  In these cases just let Water Powered Technologies know when you order your pump and we'll add free BSPT/NPT adaptors to the kit.

Installing your system...

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Self Installation
It's easier than you think.  It saves you a lot of money and WPT are at the end of the phone should you get stuck.

to download the
Installation Manual

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Arrange your own contractor
You probably know and trust someone with a digger or has done some groundworks for you before.  All you need is a pump kit.

to buy your
Papa Pump Kit


WPT Installation
You're a busy person and would like someone to organise the installation or you're not confident that you have the skills.

to contact
Water Powered Technologies

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