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Impact Pumps featured in Richard Carter’s new book, “Rural Community Water Supply.

We are honoured to feature in chapter 6 of Richard Carter’s new book, “Rural Community Water Supply: Sustainable services for all” under “Water supply infrastructure: beyond handpumps”. The publication of this book follows our successful pilot Community Water Access trials with FundiFix in Kitui county, Kenya, in which we demonstrated much higher service levels than other powered solutions and the potential to transform service management costs. The book is a very informative read, and a must for anyone in the sector. You can access it online for free, or order a hard copy from Practical Action publishing here: https://practicalactionpublishing.com/book/2556/rural-community-water-supply  […]

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Making an Impact, one harvest at a time

A farmer studies his thriving potato crops now irrigated with an Impact Pump

Zaliwana farm, Zambia. The sun shines over the lush green crops of an ever-growing farming business. But this has not always been the case. Just last year, when the farm relied on waiting for the rain to water the plants, times were tough, crops were at risk and a profitable farming business was a dare of a dream. The introduction of irrigation to this farm has induced dramatic changes. They no longer have to wait for the rainy season and production doesn’t rely on the changing climate. Did you know? In tropical climates, irrigating land can increase annually cropping cycles […]

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Impact Pump provides water for building work at Kanyamedha school

Wheelbarrow and solar panels near an Impact Pump installation

When we first installed the Impact Pump at Kanyamedha school in Kisumu, Kenya, it was going to be providing water for cooking, cleaning, washing and irrigation. However, due to the global pandemic, the school has been shut for several months this year. Without the regular water needs of the staff and students at the school, we were unsure if the Impact Pump installation would be used as planned. So it was great to receive an update from the school letting us know that the Impact Pump certainly does not lie dormant. In fact, it has been providing a very important […]

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The Impact Pump hits 10,000 hours on endurance rig with zero failures

Durable water pump

Imagine being able to run an irrigation or water supply pump for up to ten years with zero failures…at Impact Pumps, we proved we can do just that! Since our update in December last year we have continued running the Impact Pump on our endurance rig to prove the durability and reliability of our pumps. This month, the Impact Pump has hit 10,000 hours of 24/7 pumping which is the equivalent of up to ten years of typical use in the field. With this milestone we are confident that we can provide our customers with unrivalled longevity and security of […]

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Construction starts on resilient drinking-water supply in Kitui, Kenya

Construction work happening at the Impact Pumps - Fundifix site

This month signifies the start of construction on our resilient groundwater pump for a drinking water supply in Kitui, Kenya. This project is in partnership with Fundifix and supported by Innovate UK and the Wellcome Trust. Background to the project It is common to see handpumps installed in rural communities to provide water for drinking and domestic use. Whilst it’s clear that handpumps have revolutionised access to water for millions of people, they are labour intensive, maintenance intensive and suffer from under-developed supply chains of labour and parts. Often, they are not well-maintained and it is estimated that around 1/4 […]

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Impact Pump saves on electricity costs for rose farmer in Bangladesh

A field of roses in Bangladesh irrigated by an Impact Pump

Monsur Ali owns a rose garden at Kumar Khoda near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Like many farmers, his livelihood is dependent on reliable and successful harvests. One essential ingredient to a farm like this is water and being in control of getting water to plants regularly. When we first met Monsur Ali he was using an electric pump to irrigate his farm. With near-universal availability of grid-electricity across the country this was an obvious choice, however, using electricity to pump water comes at a price. As part of our field-trials in different markets, Monsur Ali agreed to trial an Impact Pump with […]

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Impact Pump clocks up 5000 hours on silt/salt endurance test

Water pump endurance tests with sand and silt

The silt/salt endurance test of the Impact Pump has now clocked up 5000 hours and counting. In combination with a simple sedimentation tank, this pump has proven an ability to deliver clear water continuously and reliably from a sandy, silted well with high levels of mineral solutes. With demonstrated resilience, durability and longevity, the Impact Pump has shown it can work almost anywhere with minimal outages or failures: Fantastic news for farmers and community water applications in emerging markets! […]

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The Impact Pump handles silt and salt with ease

Example of sand and silt from an endurance test

Continuous field and endurance testing of Impact Pumps products is a key part of our design philosophy. We want to prove we have designed the Impact Pump to withstand the harsh conditions on rural farms. Sand, silt and salt are common in rural wells and it is important that pumps are built to be able to pump dirty water with ease. We have had an Impact Pump running on a silt/salt endurance test for over 5,000 hours (equivalent to three to five years) and counting. The set up involves a simple sedimentation tank filled with sand and silt which the […]

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Impact Pump partner, Futurepump, captures the eye of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Solar irrigation partner, Futurepump, with their water pump and President Kenyatta

Our partner Futurepump’s stand at the GOGLA 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya attracted the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta. We look forward to our upcoming launch with Futurepump, helping to extend the reach of their products to wells and boreholes beyond suction depth in the near future. […]

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