Community Hand Pump - Pakistan
Location: Punjab and Sindh
This larger hand pump provides clean drinking water for up to 10 families.
We use cost effective construction methods to ensure the hand pump are built to the highest quality and will last a long time.
Package: Community Hand Pump and Signboard
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How is the constructed?
A. A borehole is machine dug to reach the water table and lined with pipe. A hand pump is installed, with a concrete surround to help keep water within a confined area
Q. Are there any maintenance costs?
A. Like any mechanical device, hand pumps need maintenance especially since they are in constant use. Maintenance is normally required every 1 to 2 years for cleaning and replacing parts.
We do not request maintenance costs up front and utilise general donations are used towards maintenance. We would welcome maintenance funds if you are able to donate towards this.
Q. Where are wells built?
A. On community accessible land. We are focussing our pumps where access to clean water is severely restricted in rural areas.
Q. How long does a well take to build?
A. Normally 2 to 4 months from donation.. Factors that may affect this time are the number of wells in the construction queue ahead of yours and Ramadan (physical work slows down). We will keep you updated if any delays are encountered.
Q. Can I visit my donated pump?
A. Absolutely. Please contact us and we can help arrange a visit to the location.