Due to a lack of water resources, people in Haiti must resort to finding water from sources such as rivers, ponds, and waterfalls. Because of this region’s mountainous terrain, this essential task becomes very strenuous and time inefficient. Our goal is to improve water accessibility in developing countries through ram pump construction and information distribution. A ram pump is a type of device that can move water from a source to a higher elevation without using electricity. Using gravity and a series of valves that control pressure spikes in the system, these pumps can deliver 7 feet of lift for every foot of fall. In order to distribute information relating to the benefit of ram pumps, we are writing a formal manual about them. This manual will include everything that needs to be known about how to implement a ram pump ranging from site evaluation to construction and troubleshooting.

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