Papa Pump

Water Powered Technologies

The Papa Pump is a durable and lightweight pump that delivers water over long distances and high elevations without fuel or electricity.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Papa Pump is a modern ‘hydro ram’ based on the principles of a traditional ram pump, manufactured by Water Powered Technologies. The pump includes a redesigned and patented ‘Venturi Valve‘ that is manufactured using modern composite (plastic and glass) material, creating a pump that is non-corrosive, light, and durable.

This zero energy pump uses the power of natural flowing water from a spring, stream or river to deliver water without the need for fuel or electricity. It requires a supply flow and head of water to operate, to pump water over long distances and to higher elevations.

The Papa Pump is designed to operate 24/7 without fuel or attendance, requires little maintenance (inexpensive valves changed 2-3 years) and is less expensive compared to equivalent pumping systems.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The product is distributed by Water Powered Technologies. Organisations implementing the Papa Pump include Renewable World in Nepal and the Singing Gorillas Projects in Uganda.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

1720-1911 USD (1350-1500 GBP) Converted June 2020


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Alternative ram pumps include the AIDFI Ram Pump and Blake Hydram Hydraulic Ram Pump. Alternative water pump options include: gravity pumps, handpumps, solar pumps, wind pumps, treadle pumps and rope pumps.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The product targets remote communities in need of water, and large scale water users for tasks such as watering livestock, irrigation, water utility applications, and non-potable water delivery.

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