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Smart Hand Pumps Promise Cleaner Water in Africa

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Rural communities across Africa may soon benefit from improved water supplies thanks to mobile phone technology

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Pogle S. (88)
Friday June 8, 2012, 3:43 am
Great idea for keeping these wells continuously operational

Past Member (0)
Friday June 8, 2012, 4:00 am
hope so

Nicole W. (647)
Friday June 8, 2012, 5:38 am
I really hope so, it's a good idea

Carol H. (229)
Friday June 8, 2012, 5:56 am
noted, thank you Cal

paul m. (93)
Friday June 8, 2012, 8:00 am

About time some one got the idea ,,,something so simple....

Jason S. (50)
Friday June 8, 2012, 9:03 am

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Friday June 8, 2012, 9:06 am
Good to hear,than you

John B. (194)
Friday June 8, 2012, 9:58 am
Great news for the people of Africa. Thanks Cal for posting the BBC's online article. Read and noted.

Daisy Correa-Bagnoli (3)
Friday June 8, 2012, 12:53 pm
Excellent idea!

Marlene dinkins (267)
Friday June 8, 2012, 1:00 pm
great !!!!!! noted thnx

Terri Hughes (416)
Friday June 8, 2012, 1:16 pm
Thanks Cal. This is great news, they deserve it!!

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:01 pm
Take this a step further: Install papalotes (Iron Turbine and similar basic windmill driven water pumps) at each well. The technology can be maintained by a blacksmith and the pump can fill a head tank that is then tapped for drinking and wash water. Power for the monitor devices can be derived from the wind along with the pumping power. Overflow from the head tank can be either returned to the well shaft or spilled to an animal watering pond.

Lindsay Kemp (5)
Friday June 8, 2012, 4:26 pm
Looks like a great idea!

Les L. (12)
Friday June 8, 2012, 6:55 pm
Such a basic need so easily fulfilled! Thanks Cal.

Patricia E G. (65)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 1:48 am
Previously been informed of this hi-tech approach to
keep drought ridden Africa's clean water flowing.

Thank you for posting Cal

Harshita Sharma (137)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 4:21 am
Great Innovation!!

Kerrie G. (118)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 4:25 am
Noted, thanks.

Kenneth Davies (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 7:18 am

Alicia N. (87)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 9:04 am
Great idea,
CLEAN water for ALL.
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