The BluePump is a lever-action reciprocating handpump that is intended to be a more rugged alternative or replacement for an Afridev or India Mark II/III. It can reportedly pump from a deep as 100m. Around 500 BluePumps are currently in operation.
The BluePump was developed by Fairwater Foundation (Netherlands) and is manufactured by Boode B.V. (Netherlands) and is availale in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Gambia, South Africa, Namibia and Tanzania.
- Fairwater Foundation
- Boode B.V.
- Oxfam Blog Post "In search of the perfect handpump"
- MSc thesis: "A Comparative Evaluation Of Ultra Deep-Well Handpumps"
DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN handpump design and endorsement by RWSN, Skat or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.
Photo courtesy of Paul Van Beers