Stop the rot - action research on handpump quality in sub-Saharan Africa

Writing on behalf of the Rural Water Supply Network, Dr Kerstin Danert discusses the issue of poor quality handpumps in sub-Saharan Africa and the impact their failure can have on communities

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The failure of poor quality handpumps can have a dramatic effect on the lives of the communities that rely upon them for clean drinking water

Premature corrosion and failure of water supply hardware, particularly handpumps, is widespread in countries within Sub-Saharan Africa, but evidence is limited and largely anecdotal.