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Simple Water Extraction Techniques

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Forthcoming return visit to Malawi

On 29th August I will be returning to Northern Malawi, an area I first visited in June with John and Mary Coyne, and Prof. Richard Carter (see

During our June visit we learned that although many hand pumps have been installed in recent years, they are breaking down more often than necessary and some have been in a state of disrepair for some years. 

Our Canzee Pumps have now been in use for about twelve years, and are proving to be very robust indeed.  We regularly hear that they operate trouble free for up to three years before the rubber seals need replacement - an exercise which only takes a few minutes, and uses rubber discs cut from old car tyres.


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