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 hardware and PVC parts" that can pump water. It's much more that that!
When a NGO start using BluePumps in its projects, it is the start of a new phase with lots of benefits for the communities that they want to support. Communities with a BluePump are connected to the international community of FairWater and are now sure of a reliable and sustainable water supply at low cost.
In practice this means, that the families that use BluePumps can always count on the service of network of FairWater Service Providers. Whatever they may need, spares, advice, repairs, more BluePumps, etc. there is a place they can go to.
Obviously, in all countries that have already BluePumps, the people know where to go for BluePump service. BluePumps are not "just another handpump", it is a "BluePump", symbol of the Blue Revolution in Africa, that aims at a Fair & Sustainable water supply for rural families in Africa.
BluePumps are to be trusted to perform day-in & day-out, and have already a very good reputation all over Africa.
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?
Best is to start with contacting the internationale distributor of the BluePump in The Netherlands: Boode B.V. and explain in a short email what is your project about and how many BluePumps you need. They can either help you directly, or refer to one of the BluePump dealers nearest to your project location. What they need from you to make you a proposal is:
- Your Name, Address and project location
- The total depth of the well
- The depth of the water in the well
- Is is for a rehabilitation or for a new well
- Can you provide pictures of your project
- Do you want to join the FairWater TrustFund
- How many BluePumps do you need
- Eaxct address where the BluePumps should be delivered
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.
The BluePump design is owned and hosted by the FairWater Foundation who supervises the production and monitoring the performance of all BluePumps in the field. FairWater has an active R&D program to update and improve the design whenever needed. In case of the unlikely event of malfunctions or technical problems, parts are available at no cost through the FairWater Trustfund through the BluePump central distributor BOODE B.V. in the Netherlands.
Specif technical advice
In case you need assistance or technical advice 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.
The FairWater approach is promoting quality and evidence based results. It is about time for action; no time, no water to waste ...