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Millions of people in developing countries rely on hand pumps for access to clean water. Proper maintenance of these pumps is impossible without timely reporting on the pump’s operation and state of repair. The Intelligent Water System, which improves access to clean water by autonomously monitoring and reporting on the health of hand pumps, has been under development for several years. The next stage for the IWP team is to prepare for field testing in Zimbabwe. Because of this, the team has been working on improving the accuracy of the calculations made by the Intelligent Water System as well as simplifying the installation procedures to allow installation by in-country pump technicians. This poster shows the progress made by the IWP team during this stage of development including the improvements in the volume calculation algorithm as well as the installation jig and procedures.
Funding for this work provided by The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.
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Groff, Jared M.; Caldwell, Matt J.; McCarthy, Josiah J.; Reber, Lydia; and Fish, Randall K., "Improving Access to Clean Water Through Autonomous Monitoring of Hand Pump Operation" (2022). 2022 Collaboratory/Engineering Symposium. 15.