Reliability Is A Must

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We Must Be Able to DEPEND On Our Fresh Water Supply.

This Makes ALL the Difference.


The Succulent Karoo is a desert spanning parts of Namibia and South Africa. Incredibility, it is home to over 5,000 species of plants, nearly half of which are found only there! This is a biodiversity unequaled by any other desert in the world.

Regular winter rains provide enough moisture to support the region’s diverse plant community, even though the area is literally desert. Unlike any in other desert area, rainfall in the Succulent Karoo, while low, is regular and reliable.


Illustrating the Karoo Effect in an African Village

A study by a multidisciplinary team from Stanford University showed that water mechanically delivered transformed villages with malnourished children into net exporters of food with healthier children. The only difference between control villages with no improvements and villages with improvements was reliable water delivery and low-cost drip irrigation.

Drip irrigation doesn’t require great quantities of potable water, but it does depend upon reliable water delivery. Most hand water-well pumps in Africa are manufactured to a single old design and are uniformly unreliable. A twenty-one nation 2007 survey showed a 36% likelihood a well pump was broken and standing unused!

Just as reliable water makes the Succulent Karoo lush, merely adding reliable water access and cheap drip irrigation can do the same thing for rural African villagers.


So what does Africa have to do with you?

RELIABLE water supply is the central and critical factor. Yes, the Simple Pump offers you excellent value, deeper reach than other hand pumps and many other unique or special features. But on top of all those great features, what you really want when thinking about water is reliability. You want to be able to access fresh water regardless if  you’ve lost power during a 3-day weather related power outage or for something much longer and much worse.

Proven pumping principles combined into a modern-age pump constructed with computer-driven precision from top grade high quality materials assures you of a reliable backup hand pump.


Reliability is a must!


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