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makes and trains people in Simple, Affordable, and Repairable Technologies (SMART) that provide water.
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An option to make manual drilled tube wells is the so called SHIPO drill. Advantages compared to hand dug wells Is faster Can be cheaper in soils where a well needs to be completely lined. More water guarantee in dry season since it can drill deep into the...read more
In softer soils with water levels of 8 meter or less a tube well can also be made with a the Mzuzu drill using a Soil punch and bailer. Advantages compared to SHIPO drilling Is much cheaper Less tools and skills needed Easier to see the soil coming out Disadvantages...read more
When a well dries up in the dry season it can be made deeper with the so called Underlining method. With bricks or blocks one ring is made. A next ring is made underneath so the first ring stays in place.(does not go down like cement rings) In this way the...read more
Rope pumps have a wheel, a rope and washers to lift the water. Advantages compared to Afridev pumps 3 to 5 times cheaper Simpler in construction Easier to install and repair Local production so low cost spares are available Fit for small communities Can be...read more
The Canzee pump is a direct action and high quality hand pump Advantages compared to Rope Pumps The metal parts like pump rod is stainless steel so no corrosion Only one washer instead of many washers Disadvantages compared to Rope Pumps A bit more...read more
These tanks are made with wire, bricks and cement. No steel reinforcement is used. Advantages compared to ferro cement tanks 20-40% cheaper Simpler in construction Produced with local materials Same strength Disadvantages compared to ferro cement tanks Not yet widely...read more
When a well dries up in the dry season it can be made deeper with the so called Underlining method. With bricks or blocks one ring is made. A next ring is made underneath so the first ring stays in place.(does not go down like cement rings) In this way...read more
Digging of a well with a small diameter of 0.9 meter diameter We use a well fan which allows us to dig deeper than others. It is used to bring fresh air in the well. Wells can be dug in almost any kind of soils with simple tools.Advantages compared to...read more