8 Jul 2016

Ram pumps for Africa

From Nine To Noon, 9:20 am on 8 July 2016

A technology that's been used on New Zealand farms for decades is now allowing remote villages in East Africa to pump water without using a single volt of electricity. Ram-pumps work by harnessing the power of a large amount of falling water to pump a smaller amount of water upstream. Kevin Smith is the Waikato-based owner and operator of Kevin Smith Steelworkers which makes the pumps.