A safer pump
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CTA. 2005. A safer pump. Spore 117. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47936
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Water Pump "DIOLA"
In Diola, the most widely spoken language in the Casamance region of Senegal, Erobon means spring. That is also the name chosen for a pump being made here and designed to provide drinking water for rural households, villages and neighbourhoods in the towns. The Erobon can pump water up from a depth of 40 m, either from a well or a small bore hole. Its main advantage is that it works in a hermetically sealed well, so that water cannot be polluted by waste or animal carcasses and there is less risk for children. Easy-to-use, this pump lightens the workload of women, who no longer have to draw water up from the bottom of the well. It also saves on ropes and buckets. Besides its technical advantages, the pump has the advantage of being manufactured locally, as are its spare parts. It sells at between FCFA100,000 and 120,000 ( 150 and 180), which includes installation and a cover for the well. EnterpriseWorks Worldwide 1828 L Street NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036 USA Fax: +1 202 293 45 98 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org