Tens 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 2013 Training Dates
- January 17-18-19, 2013
- March 7-8-9, 2013
- June 9-10-11, 2013
- August 13-14-15, 2013
- November 14-15-16, 2013
2014 Training Dates:
- February 10 & 12, 2014
- April 11 & 13, 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 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
- 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.