- This article is about hand-powered water pumps. For beer handpumps, see beer engine.
The main types of hand pumps are the India Mark II, the India Mark III, and the Afridev deep-well (30 - 40 m deep) pumps.
Village Level Operation and Maintenance (VLOM) refers to low maintenance handpumps which can be maintained at a village level, intended to provide reliable long-term service.
Thousands of handpumps have been installed in developing countries of the last two decades, especially in India, Bangladesh, and Sub-Sahara Africa.
They can be used in gardening too.
- Arsenic contamination of groundwater.
- Beer engine
- Cast iron.
- Pitcher (container).
- Water well
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