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RWSN SADC strategic workshop report_June2021

Report and slides of the Strategic Workshop Rural Water Supply Network: Designing a regional presence in Southern Africa (SADC), 29 June 2021. | »

INSPECTION AND EXAMINATION CHARTS FOR PUMP HEAD AND “DOWN THE HOLE” COMPONENTS OF B TYPE BUSH PUMP Extract from National Standards Specifications - SAZS 881:2013 (Appendix B and C)

The Pump head is inspected by mounting and bolting the pump head on to a pump stand which is set (with a spirit level) in a vertical position. The “down the hole” components are an essential part of any Bush Pump installation. In the standard design, they consist of both steel (ferrous) and brass (non ferrous ) components. | »

Bush Pump. Zimbabwe Standard Specification 2013 ZWS 881:2013

This Zimbabwe Standard Specification: ZWS 881:2013: B-type Hand Pump (Bush pump), is based on the Swiss Centre for Development Cooperation in Technology and Management – Hand Pump Technology Network (SKAT-HTN),Bush Pump Deep Well Hand Pump Specification published in 1999. The Zimbabwe “B” Type Bush Pump and all its predecessors were designed and tested by the Government of Zimbabwe. This standard was prepared by Technical Committee ME 22: Bush Pumps, under the general direction of the Building and Civil Engineering Standards Council. | »

The Zimbabwe Bush Pump (“B”type) Useful templates and tools for examining the pump head

Inspection of the Bush Pump head is normally undertaken by measuring the parts with callipers, measuring tapes and rulers etc. In this case a series of templates has been prepared which can be held against the pump head and its parts to make an immediate check of the accuracy of the various components and the alignment of the pump head. In the B type Bush Pump, the alignment of the head is particularly important. | »

My Garden Laboratory Experiments in technical approaches to rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene carried out in my garden and home and then in the world beyond

Dr Peter Morgan, winner of the 2013 SIWI World Water Prize, is one of the founding fathers of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. This book is a fascinating overview of his long career and provides insights into how he and his collaborators developed some of the most effective and widespread WASH technologies, including the Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) Latrine, as many contributions to rural water supply, most notably the evolution and improvement of the Zimbabwe Bush Pump.

This personal and informative account should be read by all WASH professionals. | »

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