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If you want to pump water long distances and up to 150 meters high using no fuel or electricity, the Papa Pump can deliver.  It will pump water 24/7 - giving essential clean water to remote villages and farms, enabling self-sufficient food production and offering new business opportunities to the community.

Drinking water only accounts for 8-16 liters of water use per person per day whereas many 000's of liters are utilised by each person for washing, sanitation and food production.  The Papa pump will provide continuous quantities of water from remote sources without the need for fuel, electric or human effort.

How the Papa Pump can work for remote communities

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If you have water from a spring, stream or river but it needs to be delivered to your property, the Papa Pump hydro ram is the perfect solution.  Without the use of any electricity or fuel, it will pump water over long distances and to impressive heights.  It works 24/7 day and night, rain or shine and because the technology is so simple there is little to go wrong, and so you'll save on time and maintenance.

Pump and Store

The idea is simple - you pump water when it is plentiful to a storage tank at the highest point on your property - to use where and when you need it!  You can gravity feed the stored water to animal troughs, for irrigation or to your home for domestic use.  You can even use it for micro generation to help power your homestead.

Papa Pumps Delivering Water in the Developing World

Water Powered Technologies recently teamed up with the charity 'Singing Gorillas Projects' to install a Papa Pump which delivered water to a hill top village in a remote part of Uganda.  The successful installation meant the water no longer had to be manually carried (mainly by the women and children).  The women were then free to do more productive work and the children could spend more time at school.  See the video above.

The charity Renewable World was looking for a solution to deliver water to a remote community in Nepal.  Completely off-grid and the lack of water inhibiting irrigation possibilities and therefore suppressing employment opportunites, other zero energy usage solutions would not deliver enough water.  Renewable World opted for a five Papa Pump system which delivers free water to the village.  See the full case study here.

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