Hydraulic Ram Pump
PASALI has installed hydraulic rampumps in Mindanao on behalf of its creator AIDFI since 2009. In just two years, it has installed 26 pumps all over Mindanao. See map
Hydraulic ram pumps are water pumping devices that are powered by falling water. The pump works by using the energy of substantial amount of water falling to a small height to lift a small amount of that water to a much greater height. In this way, water from a spring or stream in a valley can be pumped to a village or irrigation scheme on the hillside. Wherever a fall of water can be obtained, the ram pump can be used as a comparatively cheap, simple and reliable means of raising water to considerable heights.
The ram pump can save both hours of back-breaking work carrying water and cash where expensive water pumps are replaced. As long as there is free flowing water and we have or can create at least one meter drop, the ram pump is the best option compared to fuel, wind or solar operated pumps.
In partnership with Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation for installations in Mindanao
1. It puts an end to children and women carrying heavy water jugs to and from the spring.
2. Its time saving.
3. It improves general health of the villagers.
4. It makes laundry washing near the houses possible.
5. Fishponds become possible, as well as vegetable growing, and animal husbandry.
1. Zero pollution.
2. Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without supervision.
3. Pumps 20+ more its own fall, with the record of 200 meters up without a motor.
4. No fuel or electricity cost.
5. Low maintenance and repair cost.
6. Repairs are done locally.
7. Installation is up to 80% cheaper than other water system models.
8. Local manufacturing and training generates employment.
Community Images: Before and After installation of the Ram Pump
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