Access to clean water remains a priority in Africa, with improving access key to fighting water-borne disease. To facilitate such access in rural and peri-urban areas, this technical manual describes how to make a submerged hand pump from materials available locally. It aims particularly at easing access for women and children, who are more involved with drawing water.


1 Tools and materials required
2 Making the parts
3 Assembling the pump
4 Operating the pump
5 Costs
6 Additional information

Publication Details

  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: CTA
  • ISBN-13: 978-92-9081-510-5
  • Dewey Decimal: 621.64
  • ECHO Library: 621.64 SIM