2a - Maswazini PlayPumpThe Rotary Club of Tettenhall has recieved great support from clubs in District 1210 for its Playpump project. They have agreed to donate their allocation of the District Grants to the project as well as making a donation from their own funds. The project involves the purchase and installation of a ‘Play Pump’ in Limpopo Province, South Africa. This project will be supervised by a Past President of Rosebank Club, Johnannesburg, who is currently their Foundation Committee Chairman, and is related to the wife of one of the Rotarians in the Tettenhall Club.

PlayPumps are erected over existing boreholes at rural schools where there is no reticulated potable water and where previous mechanisms of driving the borehole pumps have broken down and are unlikely to be replaced. Only after the water has been tested for quality and sustainability is the PlayPump erected over the borehole. A PlayPump is similar to a roundabout placed in playgrounds and parks. The children play on the PlayPump (Roundabout) before entering school, during breaks and after school before returning home. The motion drives a submerged pump and delivers water to an overhead tank which supplies an outlet from which the water can be drawn. The PlayPump has only 2 moving parts and thus requires very little maintenance. The water can be piped to kitchens, toilets and an outlet outside of the school grounds for use by the community.

8 - Lawrence's Roundabout - Kids at playThe ‘Play Pump is organised by a company called Roundabout Water Solutions based in South Africa, who actually organise the ‘PlayPump’ installation. There are two other installations in Maswazini village, Limpopo Province, both from previous Rotary projects done by the Rosebank Club. All told there are over 1800 such installations across Southern Africa.

Tettenhall is hoping to raise £2500 towards the project, the balance coming from the Rosebank Club. There Tettenhall is seeking clubs from the District who would like to share in this innovative water project. If your club is interested in becoming a partner club for this project please contact Ashley Gray, District 1210 Foundation Chair Desig nate. The closing date for the District Grant Application is 31st March 2013.

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