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close this book Water purification, distribution and sewage disposal for Peace Corps volunteers
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Construction at the pumping station

The pump-house will vary, depending on the type of pump used, the materials available and the capacity of the system. In general, the pump base should be built of concrete.

Precuts concrete slabs are suitable for floors and walls of a cheap but efficient pump-house.

Corrugated iron (or asbestos) sheets should be used for roofs for larger houses. For small houses, precuts concrete slabs can also be used.

The roof (at least part of it) should be removable so that a crane can be used to haul out the pump in case of repairs.

The manufacturers usually supply a manual for installing their pumps. Such directions must be followed closely. If necessary; an expert should be called to install the pumps, especially where electric power is used to run the pump.