There’s a World Water Crisis and some of the current water delivery solutions may be causing more harm than good.
13 of the World’s largest 37 aquifers are under significant distress.*
Pumping water out of the ground is not a sustainable water delivery solution – as water tables drop, new or deeper wells have to be dug until there is no water left in the aquifer.
Low income and rapidly industrialising countries suffer 92% of pollution-related deaths.**
Using diesel pumps may solve the water problem but it will contribute to air pollution with high levels of carbon dioxide emissions. Air pollution is the biggest killer.
It is essential that water systems for developing communities can easily be maintained locally.
Solar and wind pumps are good, renewable energy sources, but it is hard for local communities to repair and maintain these systems themselves and essential parts can be difficult to find or are expensive.
Ram pumps have been around for 100’s of years but the old heavy metal pumps were inefficient and expensive to maintain. Water Powered Technologies have taken the old ram pump principles, added a patented new valve and used modern hi-tech materials to develop a smaller, lighter and more efficient hydro-ram called the Papa Pump.
Water Powered Technologies have worked with 2 charities to give water delivery solutions in Uganda and Nepal using the zero energy Papa Pump to deliver water without the use of fuel or electricity. Check out the case studies below…
See the Uganda Case Study video here: https://vimeo.com/266897851/4c0b62f151
See the Nepal Case Study (PDF) here: https://www.waterpoweredtechnologies.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Papa-Pump-Nepal-Case-Study.pdf
If you know of a project that could benefit from a zero energy Papa Pump or would like more information on off-grid water delivery, please contact us at Water Powered Technologies.
*Source: NASA Satellite Data
**Source: World Health Organisation