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Merry-go-round that pumps water as kids play on it

PlayPumps are placed over boreholes in rural areas and as the kids play on it, clean drinking water is pumped into a storage tank for immediate use or to be drawn off later. This encourages the kids to go to school, fewer cases of water born diseases, and there is clean water to drink, cook with, wash hands and clean classrooms. Also many schools, because they have reliable water start vegetable gardens, meaning a healthy ...more »

Submitted by (@sandra.hayes)

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Sustainable ground water replenishment and selection of paramoun

Besides being ground water hydrologically ‘’shock absorber ‘’ that reduces the impact of flood and river flow moderator, it provides potable water for the community at large. This resource should be preserved by the municipality body especially at the upstream side of well drilled from impairing its purity. In addition selection of ground water whether it is perched,aquitard ,aquiclude , confined or unconfined must be ...more »

Submitted by (@ammaralelegne)

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Borehole Drilling

Boreholes need to be located strategically close to the traditional water sources to ensure that all adapt.There are some places where we'll water is a norm.

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Boreholes ideal long term solution for clean water

Boreholes drilling and reserving water has prove to be a long term solution to provide clean water to the remote areas which are not near the common source of clean water

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Prevention is better than cure.

Most important is to prevent the pollution of water. Water can get polluted in various ways. The most common culprits are leaking underground storage tanks, landfills and hazardous waste sites and improper deposit of sewages. Wastewater which is not treated properly at treatment facilities is also another source. There are two methods of cleaning water, chemically or by natural means. The water for drinking, bathing ...more »

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traditional or village drill technology

traditional or village drill is aa unique, human powered water drilling rig that can helpto supply water to millions of people around africa. This is a real solution to water provision since it is Inexpensive and simple to operate.it is also Portable and thus Individual pieces can be carried by hand, animal or even a small boat to extreme remote locations.furthermore,it can also be drilled on any type of soil. ...more »

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The Creation of a DIY Manual For the Extraction of Water

Throughout most of the Western world, the generalization that underdeveloped countries lack access to water is unanimously understood. In response, multiple governmental and nongovernmental organizations have taken on the feat of permanently eliminating this issue. The issue being that water is currently obtained in most villages by an individual tossing a container into a deep hole, and pulling out the collected water. ...more »

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Providing Clean Water

Africa is a very rich continent only limited by capacity to tape into the abundant natural resources. We have many people suffering from diseases spread through consumption of contaminated water which is the case for so many if no all water bodies that are the main source of water for the surrounding communities including their livestock. * There is a lot of underground water that can be bumped up into storage tanks ...more »

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Preserving Ground Water

Water is an important part of life. Fortunately or unfortunately for Africans, water can be found almost everywhere. The fortunate part we all know about because we all use water. The unfortunate part is when there is flooding.Importantly, there is also when we find waste water flowing unto the streets from our various homes. It is a common sight in developing areas.The untreated waste water finds itself seeping into ...more »

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SUSTAINABLE WATER DELIVERY

Over the years many governments and NGO's installed boreholes with manual pumps all across Africa but never maintained or trained anybody to fix these mechanical pumps. Through visiting areas in Northern Mozambique we found that up to 75% of these clean water sources weren't functioning anymore. in 2008 we launched an initiative that has provided clean safe drinking water for nearly 250 000 people. We have been able ...more »

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