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Hand Pump Repair Training

HPR TrainingTens of thousands of hand pumps in the developing world remain idle for want of simple repairs.  You can be a part of the solution. Even with limited mechanical ability, you can learn how to repair the most common hand pumps, including INDIA MARK (II and III), AFRI-DEV, Bush pumps, and more.  The impact of hand pump repair is significant, learn more here.

A brief video with instructions on how to modify the India Mark II and III Pump can be found on the video page.

Hand Pump Repair 2014 Training Dates

  • May 29-31, 2014
  • July 7-9, 2014
  • September 18-20, 2014
  • October 23-25, 2014

Click here to register for Hand Pump Repair Training
For more information, contact Claudia Daniels or call at 502-568-6342 Ext. 400.

You should attend the hand pump repair course if:
  • You do water- or sanitation-related work in developing countries.
  • You are involved in humanitarian and relief work.
  • You are involved in short- or long-term mission trips.
  • You drill wells and want to add pump repair to your set of skills.
  • You are preparing for work, projects and endeavors similar to Peace Corps service.


You will learn:

  • Various hand pump types
  • The hand pump makes and models commonly found in the developing world
  • Hand pump construction and operation
  • Hand pump repair tools
  • How to pull hand (cylinder) pumps
  • How to repair cylinder pumps
  • Background on well-drilling methods and water well construction
  • How to disinfect water wells
  • How to retrieve items dropped down a well


Your training will include:

  • Three days of instruction
  • Training manual
  • Breakfast/lunch
  • CD of supplementary training material including pump repair manuals


Duration and cost:

  • The hand pump repair course lasts 3 days, 7 hours per day.
  • Registration fee is USD $400 per person.
  • Come prepared to learn and pull/repair hand pumps multiple times during the training.