Kenyan Rope Pump

Kenyan Rope Pump

ME 491 Humanitarian project Kenyan Rope Pump Team members, (left to right) Ha Anh Le, Brian Clark, Alex Arcaro, Kathleen Noblet

Team (from left to right):
Ha Anh Le, Brian Clark, Alex Arcaro, Kathleen Noblet


Photo of Kenyan Water Pump Figure 30: Full Installment at 20ft Depth

Our team developed a device that efficiently retrieves water from boreholes and other natural water sources. The goal was to improve the health of local people by reducing the time and energy required to gather water, as well as to improve the quality and amount of water available to them. Considering that electricity may not be available and gas powered devices are expensive, the pump is human-powered. It is capable of retrieving water from depths up to 100 feet and is able to move a minimum of 200 liters per day.


ME 491 Project

Final Report (Third) (.pdf)

Video: https://youtu.be/anBLrRl12oY