Water Pump Repair

Students will learn how to select, use, repair and maintain hand pumps, electric pumps and ram pumps in a hands-on environment. Students will examine, troubleshoot and repair the types of pumps most commonly found in remote villages. A must-have course for anyone living in an area dependent upon water pumps.

Course Details  

This course will provide thorough instruction in:

• Pumping systems and mechanics
• Pump selection and safety
• Water testing and water quality
• Pump operation and repair
• Case studies
• Hands-on installation and repair sessions

Course Registration - Water Pump Repair

Course Fee: $660

Includes course instruction, materials, comfortable housing and tasty meals. Our affordable fees are made possible by professional instructors who volunteer or raise their own support - that's how eager we are to share our expertise!  Full Payment due with registration.

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Course Outputs:

  • Understand and operate commonly used hand pumps - India Mark II, Afridev, Bush, Central American Rope pump, Direct actions - Canzee and pitcher suction pump
  • Diagnosis and repair problems found in common pumping systems
  • Water testing and water treatment
  • Community assessment and entry strategies
  • Pumping ground water vs. surface water - options and concerns
  • Integrated mission and colletive worth of WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene education (WASH)
  • Understanding of water development case studies

Missionaries and other church workers who complete this course are better able to meet the need for safe water in the mission field.