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A deep water revolution 

The Impact Pumps SLX: a revolution in groundwater lifting. The Suction Lift Extender (SLX) from Impact Pumps is a completely new technology that enables surface pumps to lift deep water reliably and efficiently for the first time ever. More than 5 years and $7m in the making, it’s set to revolutionise groundwater lifting. But what is it, how is it different, and what do you get for your money if you buy one?  What’s inside the box? The SLX range is supplied complete with a borehole assembly (pictured), a well head assembly and all the surface fittings you need.  Submersible […]

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Submersible pumps: Why use one and how to choose one

A submersible pump is a pump which must be fully submerged to pump fluid. These pumps are often found in deep wells and boreholes as they are ideal for pumping water from deep below ground. They do not usually suffer from cavitation (the physical limit on sucking water from the surface) as surface pumps do, which means that submersible pumps have revolutionised deep water lifting by pushing water up to the surface. Within the submersible pump category, different sub-categories exist, based on a variety of engineering principles. The most common types are shown below: Centrifugal pumps Helical-rotor pumps Air-lift pumps […]

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The community water access challenges, and how we succeed where others have failed

Man washes hands with water from a tap

Water points are often the centre of a community. A place to collect water for the day and catch up with all the latest news. But being able to access water reliably remains a major challenge in many rural villages around the world. Hand pumps… not so handy In East Africa, for example, it is common to see hand pumps as the way to lift water for domestic purposes. The widespread introduction of these pumps through the last century undoubtedly revolutionised access to water for millions of people. However, they are labour intensive, and they break down. A lot. A […]

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The Impact Pump brings reduced costs and increased reliability to community water points

A queue of women wait at a water point in front of a water tank and solar panel set up

An Impact Pump has been installed for six months to provide a reliable drinking water supply at two sites in Kitui, Kenya. These pumps were a central part of a project to explore improvements in reliability of rural water supplies. Following our completion of the project, we are proud to announce that the results have been extremely positive. Background to the pilot study With unreliability of supply and cost of pump maintenance constant challenges within rural communities, there is a clear need for an appropriate solution for community water access. The Impact Pump is a unique solution as it allows […]

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