Background :
Education forms the primary backbone towards progress and prosperity for any nation. Current statistics highlight that only 66% of children go to schools out of which the girls comprise only 32%. Few of the primary reasons for such lower turnout are - time spent in fetching water rather than attending school, falling sick and lack of basic facilities in the school such as school infrastructure, toilets. At the core of these issues is: "lack of access to safe and clean water". We at Span - have been closely working in the rural education sector and partnering with reputable agencies like the UN, Plan International, ICRC, WVI, others and several government agencies to tackle these issues and have invented the - Solar Dual Pump with water purification system.
Solution :
Born in 2007, Solar Dual Pump solution is an integration of existing and popularly known hand pump technology with advanced solar pumping technology with the SAME riser pipe. It works purely on the solar energy to pump water in an overhead storage tank and has the hand pump installed ONLY for adversely cloudy/overcast conditions, WITHOUT batteries/grid/diesel genset,etc. More details in the technical specification document. Making it a 100% GREEN system providing 24x7 water to the villages. The advantages of storing water in an overhead tank, allows water distribution setup to work brilliantly for hand washing, toilets, playground and other purposes. It comes with a Iron removal/ De-fluoridation system which provides clean water for drinking purposes. The filtration system works on gravity and comes with (programmable) SPAN smart card system for proper utilisation of water. More details in the Technical specification document. We understand the importance of WATER. Hence all our systems are designed to avoid over-usage or wastage of water. Appropriate sensors and access controls are incorporated to ensure the same. As on date, we have installed and commissioned over 5000 such systems in India, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Burkina Faso, etc providing water to different rural schools.