Roundabout Water Solutions, who has an agreement with the South African Department of Water Affairs supplies rural communities, with clean drinking water, by means of a sustainable pumping system, called a Play Pump, that is powered by the play of children.
As the children play on the roundabout, borehole water, which has been tested at a recognized laboratory as being fit for human consumption, is pumped into and stored in a 2,500 litre tank, allowing access to the water when needed.
For more information visit: http://www.playpumps.co.za
Click on the Image Below to see a video on the project.
Motivation for the Project:
In South Africa alone hundreds of schools have no clean drinking water available at their school. Girls are taken out of school to collect water. A Play Pump at a school results in girls attending, the cases of diarrhea are dramatically reduced and school attendance improves. Children attend school because they enjoy playing on the Play Pump.
Rural communities, who have no municipal water, are also forced to collect their water from streams, dams and unreliable water sources. Women and girls have to walk anything up to 5 kms a day to collect water for their household, with no guarantee that the water collected is fit for human consumption.
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