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Video: How the IMPHORAA Water Pumps Work

Tue, 13 February, 2024

The IMPHORAA project team have released a short video detailing how the water pumps used in the project work.

John Defensor from Quantum Leap Marketing, who is the main contact for the coordinating the work of the IMPHORAA consortium and the execution of the project’s roll out in the Philippines, said, “The IMPHORAA filtration system takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes to fill a 20 litre container. Therefore, if the water pump runs for 8 hours per day, we can fill up to 24 containers.

He continued, “We tried to push the system to fill 30 containers, but there was not enough daylight during the day and the batteries were drained. In other words, we did not anticipate that our system would be so popular and in such demand.”

John added, “Several months ago we did not know how the people would react to us providing a power and drinking water source. We made assumptions that some people would use our system, and that some would still do their usual travel to the city as routine. What we didn’t know back then was that the locals and people from surrounding islands would overuse the system.”

You can see a video outlining how the system works, below:


This project is supported by Innovate UKs Energy Catalyst Programme (funding by the Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office through their Transforming Energy Access Programme) and UK aid and was awarded as a “subsidy” under the UK International Obligations for Subsidy Control and delivered under Grant 90935 from Innovate UK