Measuring and Planning your Papa Pump Site
First you need to do some measurements...
Step 2 - Supply Head
Measure/estimate the height of your potential Supply Head. This is the height between your water source and the where you can position your pump. See the guide to measuring heights here.
Step 3 - Delivery Head
Measure/estimate the height of your Delivery Head. This is the height between your pump and to where your water will be delivered. E.g. this could be a hill top storage tank or lagoon. See the guide to measuring heights here.
How much water will be delivered...?
The delivery depends on the supply head you can generate on your land and the height to which you want your water delivered. Click here for our calculator page where you can estimate your water delivery.
Typical Layout Example
Below is a typical system layout with the critical measurements indicated by the red boxes.
(Please note that if you are using a weir, this will replace the catchment tank)
How much will the installation cost?
It very much depends on your site and can vary by quite a bit depending on how many troughs, length of trenches, whether you are using a weir, etc. Below are just a couple of examples (one typical UK installation and one international installation) to give you an idea of the costs involved in an installation. You can also see that by self installing you can save a lot of these costs.
Need more water?
Multi Pump Systems
We don't produce different sizes of Papa Pump - this is because...
Multiple Papa Pumps can work in parallel using the same infrastructure
You can maintain one pump while the others provide continuous water delivery
The major part of the cost is infrastructure so buying extra pumps doesn't mean multiplying the unit cost
Typical Multi-Pump System
Need even more water?
The Venturo Large Scale Hydro Ram
Water Powered Technologies have developing and successfully trialled a large scale hydro ram called 'The Venturo' capable of delivering up to 4500 litres per minute. It is feasible zero energy water pumping for large scale irrigation projects, plantations, hydro-generation, etc.