Learn to Repair Broken Hand Pumps
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.
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 types hand pumps.
- 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.
See our Training page to find out more about registration and dates.