Manual Drilling: SHIPO method

Manual Drilling: SHIPO method

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 aquifer Can...
Manual Drilling: Mzuzu

Manual Drilling: Mzuzu

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...
Deepening Hand Dug Well: Well pipe

Deepening Hand Dug Well: Well pipe

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 well can be...
Hand pumps: Rope pump

Hand pumps: Rope pump

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 an option...
Hand pumps: Canzee pump

Hand pumps: Canzee pump

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 expensive Needs...