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Hand Pump Repair

Hand pumps are used in rural settings where electricity is not available for running water pumps. By far, the India Mark II hand pump and the Afridev are the two varieties most commonly found in Africa, with similar versions found around the world. Lifewater trains its partners on hand pump maintenance and repair, in order to keep the hand pump operating. With a set of simple, cost-effective tools, pump repair technicians can learn to diagnose common pump problems and make the repairs, often with financial support from communities. Like all mechanical hardware, hand pumps eventually break down, so well maintenance and repair is needed around the world where hand pumps have been installed and need to be serviced to stay operational.