Solar Village Water Well - Pakistan
Location: Desert region of Sindh
One water well can change the lives of an entire community, providing clean, fresh clean drinking water within the community.
We use good yet cost effective construction methods to ensure the wells are built to the highest quality and will last a long time.
The surrounding is tiled for easy cleaning. The solar panels and solar pump enable water to be extracted from approximately 100 to 200 feet below ground.
A very large water tank holds the freshly pumped water and several taps are located at the water tank and further distributions taps are provided around the village.
Package: Solar water well and signage
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How is this constructed?
A. A borehole is machine dug to reach the water table and lined with pipe. A solar pump, panels and water tank 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, pumps need maintenance especially when 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 these more powerful solar pumps in the region of Tharparkar, Pakistan, where the average summer temperature is 42c. This area has a 87% poverty level, recorded by a UNDP's report. 75% of women travel an average 3 km per trip, spending 52% of their working hours fetching water (source Reliefweb).
Q. How long does a water project 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.