Well Repair - WaterStep

Learn how to repair wells, replace hand pump parts, and
troubleshoot problems with common hand pumps around the world.



In Well Repair training, you'll learn how to:


Well Repair training

  • Identify common types of  hand pumps commonly found in developing countries
  • Assemble and disassemble hand pumps. Includes instruction for India Mark II, India Mark III, Afridev, and Bush pumps.
  • Use well repair tools, and learn which tools are appropriate for different situations in the field
  • Troubleshoot broken wells and learn common repairs through hands-on learning
  • Background on well-drilling methods and water well construction
  • Disinfect water wells
  • Measure well depth
  • Test well water for the presenec of waterborne pathogens
  • Retrieve items that have dropped down a well
  • Use a tap and die set to thread rod and pipe

Upcoming Training Dates

Please email Claudia at Claudia.Daniels@WaterStep.org for more information regarding training dates.


  • November 3-5


  • January 19-21
  • March 16-18
  • May 18-20

What's Included: 

  • Hands-on instruction
  • Training manual
  • Resource CD 
  • Breakfast and lunch 
Well Repair is a 3-day course, and is held at WaterStep International Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, unless stated otherwise.  Registration Fee: $300 USD   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!