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Pump & Store
The economic and environmental solution to flood/drought water problems

The concept is simple.  Store water when it is abundant and use it when there is a shortage.

But there are also huge benefits from a Pump & Store system, not least huge savings on water bills.

If we first look at a FARM WITHOUT a Pump and Store System...

farm without pump and store

During the wet season, animal troughs are filled by mains water - livestock can enter the stream to drink but cause pollution. The stream floods and can cause damage. 

•  Cattle polluting the watercourse

•  Public utility water used for livestock watering

•  Possible flooding damage

During dry seasons, stream flow diminishes and more public utility water has to be used to supplement water supply for livestock and crops, therefore public utility water bills soar.


•  Large amounts of public utility water used for livestock

•  Stressed crops need more water

•  Thirsty livestock pollute watercourse and cause bank erosion

...then we look at the benefits of a Pump & Store System

farm with pump and store

During the wet season, water is pumped with a Papa Pump up to either a large tank or a lagoon for storage.  For many farms this water can reduce the public utility water bill significantly. This also helps to alleviate any flood situation. Because water is delivered to the farm and to the livestock, there is no reason for them to enter the watercourse which can be fenced off, helping the environment.


•  Enables good water catchment/environmental management

•  It is possible to almost eliminate costly public utility water

•  Stores water for dry season

During the dry season the stream flow diminishes but the Papa Pump can still deliver water to the storage tank or lagoon.  Water is used for livestock watering and/or irrigating crops.  Crops benefit from better irrigation.  Public utility water is used less frequently and keeps water bills down to a minimum.

•  Crisis avoided with good water stocks

•  Stored water is used for livestock and/or crops

•  Pump can still work with small and variable flows

•  Well watered livestock, crops give better yields

•  Use of mains water kept to a minimum

Papa Pump - Pump and Store White Paper


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