Community Hand Pump – Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan
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Community Hand Pump

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.

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Cost & Duration

The small hand pump project cost is PKR 55,000/- to PKR 85,000/-. The cost varies on the bases of areas. Its completion duration will be 3 months.

Project Feasibility

Community hand pump project will be feasible for below areas:

Dir Upper
Dir Lower
Bunir
Bajor
Mohmand
Chitral
Malakand
Swabi
Nowshera
Peshawar
Kohat
Karak
Lakki Marwat
Waziristan
Bannu
Dera Ismail Khan
Frontior Region
Khyber
Battagram
Mansehra
Tharparkar
Tando Muhammad Khan
Dado
Cholistan
Hafizabad
Sialkot
Kasur
Gujranwala
Bahawalnagar
Nushki
Zhob
Bela
Hub
Washuk
Changi
Naseerabad
Harnai
Panjgoor
Awaran
Gilgit
Ghizer

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