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The Original Pressure Pump
Price: 39,000 Kyat (US $40)
Total Number Sold: 9,596
Suction Depth: 20 feet
Flow rate at 15 feet suction depth: 580 Gal/hour
The benefits of a pressure pump are huge. Being able to draw water from a well and push it up under pressure direct to the field, eliminates the laborious task of hauling water from its source manually. The Original is a hard-wearing metal pump, which is very popular, especially in hilly areas where the source is often down-hill from the farmer's field.
This model, manufactured - like all of our pumps - in Myanmar, is one of the most affordable of its kind in the world.
"With the PP4, I only have to collect water for an hour a day. I can spend more time with my new wife."
"We don’t need to walk to the stream anymore. The work of three is done by one."
Boh Gone Village
"It's so much easier on the person, I don't need to carry buckets anymore!"