Author
K. Danert, S. Furey

Year of Publishing
2022

Publisher
RWSN

Institution
Ask for Water, RWSN

Stop The Rot - Call to action 2 Page call to action

Description:

An estimated 200 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa (about one in five people) rely on a handpump as their main source of drinking water.

There are between 0.5 and 1.3 million handpumps in use in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the most likely number about 0.7 million

CORROSION HAS BEEN KNOWN ABOUT FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND YET SIMPLE MISTAKES ARE REPEATED AGAIN AND AGAIN
- Galvanised Iron (GI) pumps and riser pipes continue to be installed in unsuitably aggressive groundwater.
- Pump and pipe materials (including GI, brass, stainless steel) are not always meeting quality standards and are not being checked routinely.
- Pump manufacturers and installers are not always incentivised to deliver good quality.

The causes of corrosion and pump failure are complex, but there are actions that can be taken.
Here are just a few-


Bibliographical Information:

K. Danert, S. Furey (2022) Stop The Rot - Call to action. 2 Page call to action , Ask for Water, RWSN , RWSN


MORE INFORMATION ON OTHER WEBSITES

» Trilogy of Stop the rot reports


DOWNLOADS (59)

Stop the Rot - Call to Action
pdf • Size: 0.5 MB


« back to the last page

close menu


close menu


close menu