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PLAY PUMP: Merry-Go-Round Water Pump!

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On March 5, 2009 @ 11:22 am In Design,Disaster-proof design,Environment,humanitarian design,News,Social Design,social responsibility,Water Issues | 2 Comments

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We all know kids have boundless amounts of energy and a need to play – so why not channel some of that energy into much needed rural infrastructure? That was the brilliant idea behind the PlayPump [2]: a humanitarian design project that consists of a water pump hooked up to a small village merry-go-round. Access to clean drinking water is a huge concern in developing regions of the world, and now the PlayPump [2] system is bringing clean water into the hardest hit regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, where it has been installed in rural villages and primary schools, so that kids can have fun while pumping all the clean, potable water that their families need.


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