The Afridev Pump is a conventional lever action hand pump. It is designed for heavy-duty use, serving communities of up to 300 persons. The Afridev Pump is fully corrosion-resistant, easy to install and has excellent potential for community-based maintenance. The conﬁguration includes an “open-top” cylinder: the piston can be removed from the cylinder without dismantling the rising main. The foot valve is retractable with a ﬁshing tool.
This pump is also known as the Deep-well piston hand pump. Community hand pumps are ideal for villages and households in which surface sources are common, so only a basic pump sufﬁces for communities trying to meet their water requirements. Suction hand pumps are economical, easy to install and maintain. Maintenance is done at the village level without the need for specialist parts. The pumps are made from cast iron.