Approximately 90 million people in Africa lack access to safe drinking water, despite having water infrastructure installed in their community. The Better Pumps team of the Collaboratory provides engineering support for partners working to sustain reliable water infrastructure for everyone. We have partnered with AlignedWorks to test an improved bearing design for the India MK II handpump. We have also partnered with Matt Schweibert and the Rural Water Supply Network to test improved seal designs for the India MK II and the Afridev handpumps. Test designs and preliminary results are reported.
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Workman, Emma L.; Danehower, Caleb E.; Kulp, Darren; Valentine, Jacob; and Maxson, Joshua L., "Better Pumps: Promoting Reliable Water Infrastructure for Everyone" (2020). 2020 Collaboratory/Engineering Symposium. 23.