Author
COLORU, B., S. MGAYA and R. POZZI-TAUBERT

Year of Publishing
2012

Publisher
Fondazione ACRA-CCS, SHIPO

Institution

A comparative study between “Rope pumps” and conventional piston pumps on water quality and other sustainability parameters Appropriate technologies for rural water supply

Description:

In Tanzania there now are some 5000 Rope pumps both for small communities and Households. To compare Rope pumps with piston pumps like Afridev and Nira pumps regarding water quality, cost per capita and other aspects, the organisation ACRA effected a Comparative study. Some conclusions of the study are:
- Rural communities do not prefer piston pumps above Rope pump
-The water quality of tested Rope pumps is lower than Piston pumps but this is mainly due to bad installation. If installed right there is not much difference in water quality.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.


Bibliographical Information:

COLORU, B., S. MGAYA and R. POZZI-TAUBERT (2012) A comparative study between “Rope pumps” and conventional piston pumps on water quality and other sustainability parameters. Appropriate technologies for rural water supply , Fondazione ACRA-CCS, SHIPO


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