What is so special about the Dutch BluePump?
- very reliable and simple, with a maintenance free pump system
- maintenance cost less than 5 US$ per family per year;
- durable: lasting a lifetime, total replacement never needed
- easy to repair in case of a problem, no complicated parts;
- supported by a professional back-up from local private sector;
- connected to the FairWater international Guarantee Fund;
- able to pump water from up to 100m of depth.
Last but not least ...
If an NGO or a community decides to start using BluePumps, they do not "just buy some metal and PVC parts" that can pump water. It's much more that that!
Start with BluePumps is a major shift in thinking with a lots of benefits for the communities that need water. The communities with a BluePump are now sure of reliable and sustainable water supply and the NGO joins the FairWater movement of committing to real sustainable water supply at low cost.
This means, that the users of the BluePump can always count on the service of FairWater Service Providers. Whatever they may need, spares, advice, repairs, more BluePumps, etc. there is a place they can go to for sure. Obviously, in all countries that have already BluePumps, the people know where to go for BluePump service. It is not just "another handpump", it is a "BluePump". The BluePumps can be trusted to perform and have already a very good reputation all over Africa, for providing quality service with the genuie BluePump parts.
Who is using BluePumps already?
Over 500 BluePumps already provide for safe & sustainable water supply to more than 250 communities (over 150.000 people) at a Fair Price!
Organizations that installed or sponsored 10 to 80 BluePumps in Africa in their own projects are Unicef (Mozambique), IRD (Swaziland & Mozambique), UNDP Millennium Village Project (Tanzania), Global Resources Alliances (Tanzania),
Oxfam (in Mozambique and Northern Kenya, see picture), ADRA (Niger); ASAP (Burkina), Sanex Zero% (Gambia), Jointhepipe.org (CAR and Tanzania), Samatarian Purse (Mozambique). Furthermore, there are many smaller NGOs that use only a few BluePumps, but are desperately waiting for more funding to install more; the need and demand is very high...
Where can you order BluePumps?
The internationale distributor of the BluePump is Boode B.V. in The Netherlands. BluePumps can be delivered anywhere in the world on short term notice; normaly 40 to 50 BluePumps fit in a container, depending on the number of PVC pipes needed. Smaller quantities can also be airlifted. In case you need assistance to make a specific order, FairWater can assist you and propose the most cost-effective solution for your project. The BluePump is also available from stock in several African countries by BluePump Dealers in Kenya, Mozambique and Gambia.
FairWater projects are evidence based, results count; It is time for action and water, we think there has been too much talking already ...