Pump and Store
The economic and environmental solution using the Papa Pump to mitigate flood and drought water problems
The concept is simple. Store water when it is abundant and use it when there is a shortage.
And there are huge benefits from a Papa Pump & Store system, not least the large savings on water bills.
If we first look at a farm WITHOUT a Pump and Store System...
During the wet season, drinking troughs are filled by mains water - livestock can enter the stream to drink and cause pollution. The stream floods and can cause damage.
• Bank Erosion
• Cattle polluting the watercourse
• Mains Water used for livestock watering
• Possible flooding damage
During the dry season the stream flow diminishes and more public water has to be used to supplement the water for livestock. More mains water is needed for crops. Water bills soar.
• WATER CRISIS
• Large amounts of mains water used for livestock
• Stressed crops need more water
• Thirsty livestock pollute stream and damage bank
...then we look at the benefits of a farm WITH a Pump and Store System
During the wet season, water is pumped with a Papa Pump up to a large storage tank and/or lagoon. For many farms, using this water will reduce mains water bills significantly and also mitigates flood situations. Because water is delivered to the farm and to the livestock, there is no reason for them to enter the watercourse which can be fenced off, helping the environment.
• Papa Pump has NEAR ZERO RUNNING COSTS
• Enables good water catchment/environmental management
• It is possible to almost eliminate costly mains water
• Stores water for dry season
During the dry season the stream flow diminishes but even with low or negligible flows, the Papa Pump can still deliver water to the storage tank or lagoon. The stored water is then used for livestock watering and/or irrigating crops. Crops benefit from better irrigation. Mains water is used less frequently and keeps water bills down to a minimum.
• Crisis avoided with good water stocks
• Stored water is used for livestock and/or crops
• Pump can still work with small and variable flows
• Well watered livestock, crops give better yields
• Use of mains water kept to a minimum