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Technical Release: TR-RWH 09 - Low cost handpumps for water extraction from below ground water tanks (2000)

Four low-cost handpumps are considered in this document. The document is the culmination of a summer's voluntary work by Warwick student (and qualified machinist), Vince Whitehead. The manual describes in detail the construction of 4 simple designs of handpump, and was developed as a training manual for teaching artisans in Uganda how to make the pumps.

One of these pumps, the Enhanced Inertia Pump, has undergone further development based on field experience and a newer set of instuctions is available


 Full document (28pp, 490kb) (PDF Document)

diagram of DTU pump