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Cast Iron No. 6 Suction Hand Pump Production Manual

This production manual contains the design specifications and drawings of Cast lron No. 6 Hand pump. The manual has been produced by UNICEF, Dhaka, Bangladesh and will be provided to selected manufacturers in Bangladesh for specific purpose of assisting them to produce No. 6 Hand pump to the specified standards. | »

UNICEF Hand Pump R&D Project Concluding Report

The search for alternative components for India Mark II hand pumps started with the need to find non-corrodible below-ground assemblies for hand pumps installed in aggressive water conditions. Published data during 1985-92, on the performance of uPVC riser pipes in deep well hand pump applications in Sri Lanka and in shallow water table conditions in coastal Orissa provide some understanding of the behaviour of uPVC when used as riser pipes'. These and other experiences of that period recorded notch failure in threaded couplers and riser pipe ends; abrasion of external pipe surfaces against borewell walls, internal wear against connecting rod couplings and slippage of glued bell joints.

Meera & Ceiko Pumps Ltd., Hyderabad (M&C) offered to execute this work and it was accepted by UNICEF. Work started on the UNICEF Hand Pump R&D Project in Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh in September 1999. The project was extended once and came to a conclusion at the end of November 2000. | »

Evaluation of India Mark II handpumps in India

The survey focuses on evaluating the operation of India Mark II deepwell handpumps in rural areas with emphasis on their performance, maintenance and repair. A total number of 4,840 pump were surveyed in 1,864 village spread over 18 districts in six states (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh). The fieldwork was carried out between July and December 1985.

On average each pump is used by 60 households (300-350 people), varying between 41-127/
A pump is used on average for 8.4 hours per day in summer and 5-9 hours during the rest of the day.
Most handpumps (90-92%) have been accepted for drinking and cooking purposes. | »

The Tara Handpump Production Manual and Drawings

This production manual was originally produced specifically for the procurement by UNICEF, Dhaka of target numbers of TARA handpumps for the Government of Bangladesh. One essential purpose of the original manual was to encourage and help interested manufacturers to undertake production of the pump in Bangladesh. This "international" version of the manual is being made available to enable governments, development organizations and manufacturers in other developing countries either to set up production of the TARA, or to develop their own version of the pump suitable for local needs.
Copy courtesy of the IRC library | »

REACH/ RWSN 100M initiative

The 100 Million (100M) Initiative aims to enable results-based funding for safe water services provision for 100 million rural people in low and middle-income countries by 2030. It plans to do so by undertaking a global diagnostic of rural water service providers and establishing a Reference Group of rural service providers to undertake modelling and to pilot at scale, in order to inform a strategy to provide sustainable water services to 100 million rural people through results-based funding by 2030.

The presentation is from a March 2021 meeting in which the REACH and RWSN team presented the 100 Million Initiative, introduced the work of the Uptime Consortium demonstrating the potential of results-based funding for rural water service provision, and outlined our plans for this study. | »

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