Pumping water can be child’s play

Pumping water manually does not have to be hard work. In fact, with a playground roundabout pump it can be child’s play. In addition, commercial advertising on the stand of the accompanying water tank can offset the price of the pump.
Three hundred of these pumps are currently in use in South Africa. Some of them have been operational for t {mosimage}Pumping water manually does not have to be hard work. In fact, with a playground roundabout pump it can be child’s play. In addition, commercial advertising on the stand of the accompanying water tank can offset the price of the pump.
Three hundred of these pumps are currently in use in South Africa. Some of them have been operational for ten years.
A conventional bore hole, ideally situated at a school or community center, is fitted with a children’s roundabout to which standard windmill pumping equipment is attached. The rotational motion of children playing on the roundabout pumps water to an elevated holding tank.
The pump can deliver up to 1,400 litre per hour from a borehole up to 100 metre deep and into a tank raised 6 metre off the ground.The system is sealed to protect the bore hole from contamination while any surplus water which is pumped when the tank is full, is returned to the bore hole so there is no wastage. The pump is bi-directional and has only two moving parts, which simplifies maintenance.
Advertising billboards can be placed around the tank on the stand. Revenue derived from the advertising can be used to fund the pump.
A roundabout pump with tank costs around $5,000. However, Roundabout Outdoor, the world wide patent holder of the design, will, depending on location and circumstances, supply and install pumps free of charge whilst retaining all advertising rights.
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