Elevated borehole Reservoir system

After discussions with a colleague with extensive experience in ground water research and borehole pumping projects, I learned that ground water extraction by means of solar powered borehole pumps have been proven quite successful in providing a considerable quantity of fairly clean, drinkable water to farms and rural communities. It is also a fairly simple system that works independently, requires little maintenance; ...more »

Submitted by (@henrytownsend)


6 votes



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 »

Submitted by (@jacovanrensburg)


5 votes