SCL Water pumps recently supplied this solar pump project in Ghana. A case study of this project, with customer feedback follows.
“A lot of communities in Ghana still lack portable water for several reasons. Some of them have been fortunate to have the government or NGO’s come to their aid in providing them with hand pump mechanized borehole. Most of these hand pump mechanized boreholes often break down leaving the people with terrible options to get water some of which includes fetching from bushes.
We are therefore contracted to remove the faulty hand pumps and mechanized them with solar powered Grundfos pump. Among the pictures below is Abeyee, a community of about 2000 people in the central region of Ghana with only one borehole so they are compelled to walk several kilometers to fetch unclean water when ever it’s faulty which frequently happens though. The people couldn’t even wait for us to finish converting the hand pump to solar powered Grundfos pump, so we used just four of the 16 solar panels to give them temporary water while the work was in progress.
Fintey is another community with severe water challenges in the eastern region of Ghana where we successfully installed a Grundfos pump supplied by SCL Water, that replaced the ineffective pump they had. With the Grundfos SQF 2.5-2, they still get water even in bad weather.”
Abdulsalam Iddi Salifu