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Project Pitch By: Span Pumps Private Limited


Proposed Project Title

Solar Dual Pump – Community Drinking And Sanitation Water Project


Thematic Area

Community drinking and sanitation water (Others)

Sub Thematic Area

Not Applicable

Project Synopsis

Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, sanitation, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes. Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost countries’ economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction. Currently rural community water supply solutions include hand pumps (have high maintenance, discharge and depth limitations) and Electricity/battery based pumping solutions (power is not available in rural world and batteries have major environmental and maintenance issues). Solar Dual Pump solution is Span’s star innovation; devised to utilize the power of the Sun during daytime and storing water to use at night, hence assuring uninterrupted 24*7 water supply, thus eliminating the need of batteries resulting in low cost and no maintenance hassles. The dual pump is environmental friendly and extremely easy to use; more over its life is more than 20 years.

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
below INR 0.3 Cr
Proposed Location
Kanker, Keonjhar, Penukonda

Key Project Partners
Government,Academic Institute,NGOs

Project Status
Already Implemented-Replicable


Beneficiary Type (Primary): All groups
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): All groups
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 25 - 100 Families
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done

Proposed Project Description

The Solar Dual Pump is an innovative pump devised to utilize the power of the sun during the day and act as a normal hand pump when the solar energy is not available, hence assuring uninterrupted water supply. The system consists of a submersible pump which runs on power generated from the photovoltaic solar cells and is suitable for use on bore wells with 100 mm (and above} diameter up to 80-90m depth. In practice a solar array is installed near the bore well. A submersible pump powered with DC motor is installed below the hand pump cylinder. The pump is connected to a storage tank and the collected water is dispensed through a stand post. This system can also be used on other water sources such as open wells or tanks

We can also design solution as per requirement of community.


Salient Features

  1. The system used to provide 24/7 piped water supply in remote villages where grid power is not available.
  2. No Operating cost and minimum maintenance cost.
  3. Operated automatically & hence no operator required

About Span Pumps Private Limited

Span Pumps Private Limited is one of the leading manufacturer of water solutions in India. Established in 1987, the company has supplied water solutions across Asia, Africa.

Our mission is to facilitate rural development and to satisfy the fundamental human need of drinking water and sanitation by offering innovative, affordable, high quality and easily manageable solutions. Our solutions facilitate users in rural and urban are as to extract and filter underground water, making it potable and free from bacterial contamination. After satisfying all pre-requisites to manufacture quality pumps as per specifications of Bureau of Indian standards we have received the BIS and UN certifications and started with manufacturing of pumps in support of the Government of India’s program for the provision of clean water to rural areas.


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