Family Hand Pump - Pakistan
This hand pump provides clean drinking water for two 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: Family Hand Pump and Signboard
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How is the handpump 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. How deep is the borehole?
A. Family Hand Pump - Depth is approximately up to 40 to 50 feet
Community Hand Pump - Depth 50 to 100 feet. Allows for pumps to be installed in areas where the water table is lower.
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 in the rural regions of Sindh, Pakistan, where access to clean water is severely restricted in rural areas.
Q. How long does a well take to build?
A. Normally 6 weeks from donating. 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.