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This is our vision how Rural Water in Africa should look like…

People just walk to the friendly blue handpump to fetch clean water, without being worried that the pump will break down.

However, all over Africa, you still see that people suffer because of broken handpumps… Click here

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That is why we replace these broken pumps with the reliable BluePump, because

it is the right thing to do…
(Click here)

We are on a mission to stop this “Pump-Crisis” in Africa once and for ALL.

Therefore we developed and introduced the durable Dutch BluePump, that has now a solid proven record of reliability for about 10 years. Over 1.200 BluePumps are working every day, giving clean water to over 500.000 people. We have no expensive regional offices with expats, we just team up with the existing local private sector and that works perfectly.

What about Pump Maintenance?
The BluePump is very strong and reliable, that means that it will pump 24/7 for many years. In case of a small problem (field data shows that on average the BluePump will pump 5+ years without any issue), the village simply calls for a Regional Pump Mechanic for a quick fix. Normally no spares are needed. In case spare parts are needed, they can be obtained by the country dealer or ordered online with Boode BV in The Netherlands.

People love the BluePump, for its reliable operation, which means low-cost maintenance. The “traditional” handpump breaks down 3 to 4 times a year, which results in many days without water and expensive repairs. With the BluePump these issues are over.

Do you want to join this success story?
If you are an NGO, you can become a FairWater partner, and you can apply for our “10 pumps at the time” sponsor project in those countries where there is a BluePump service point. In return, we just ask pictures and GPS locations from the BluePumps that you installed for us and you get your next 10 BluePumps from the BluePump dealer.

If you are a private person, you can support our work by making a donation for a BluePump. And last but not least, please spread the word to water projects that have not yet learned about the reliable BluePump, ask them to start using BluePumps too. It is very important that people have reliable water pumps.

Our “Bottles & Pumps” Program:

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Every BluePump comes with free water bottles for school-kids, thanks to

How? We put these durable water bottles in the pipes of the BluePump, so they arrive automatically in the community when the BluePump is installed. 

Do you like our practical approach?  Join us on Facebook (Click here) or sponsor a BluePump (Click here).

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BluePumps are strong & reliable and last a lifetime. That is what poor people need to come out of poverty.

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Rehabilitation with a durable BluePump is cost-effective; a new expensive well is not needed.


All our sponsored BluePumps can be found on our Google Map (click here).


Local partners
Local Partners install & maintain the BluePumps. This creates trust, local employment, and low-cost sustainable operation.


Track record
See our Sanex Zero%  project; we replaced in The Gambia 50 broken pumps, serving 25.000+ people.


10 Strong points for BluePumps:

1. Bluepump piston has no rubber seal. Other pumps have seals that wear out.

2. BluePumps have 2 stainless steel, long-lasting foot valves. Other pumps have only one 1 rubber foot valve.

3. BluePumps use quality PVC pipes and stainless steel rods. Other pumps have serious rusting problems.

4. BluePumps have heavy duty bearings lasting 10+ years. Other pumps have fragile (plastic) bearings.

5. BluePump rods have long-lasting, floating double centralizers to make pumping easy.

6. BluePumps are reliable up to 100m deep. Other pumps fail beyond 40m.

7. BluePumps are lighter to operate and produce more water.

8. BluePumps are easy to install & maintain with standard tools. Other pumps need special tools.

9. BluePumps are installed & maintained by local dealers with in-country service.

10. BluePumps are cheap (about 25 US$ per year) to operate; Other pumps need up to 500,- US$ per year.

For more info about the amazing BluePump?  Click here or contact us.

Testimonial:  See the video from Gambia below how the people appreciate the BluePump.


“Development starts with durable BluePumps
and BlueBottles for children:

The most cost-effective and sustainable
solution to solve water problems in Africa

Click here to make a donation.

NGOs that want to start using durable BluePumps are very welcome to become a FairWater Partner and obtain sponsored BluePumps.

Do you like our practical no-nonsense approach? Join us on Facebook (Click here) or sponsor a BluePump for Oxfam (Click here).

Contact us for more details.