Solar Pumping Technology Proves Itself

Solar pumping technology proves itself in Africa

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Though the Kampani School and Clinic in the Zimbabwe’s remote Tsholotsho District aren’t far from the world famous Victoria Falls, it had been 20 years since either had a reliable source of fresh drinking water. Women and children walked an average of seven miles a day to haul surface water by bucket—and many of the clinic’s patients suffered from waterborne diseases.

That all dramatically changed in 2013 when Franklin Electric’s Franklin Wells for the World Foundation (FWWF) installed five wells in the region powered by Franklin’s innovative new SubDrive SolarPAK pumping system. Now, more than 12,000 people—many for the first time in their lives—have easy access to clean water…”

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