Water Pumps South Africa
The Importance Of Reliable Water Pumps In South Africa
Although both winter and summer rainfall are part and parcel of life in South Africa the lack of dams and the seasonality and distribution of rainfall in the country mean that it remains one of the most water poor countries in the world. The lack of water resources means that large amounts of water need to be pumped from a variety of sources for domestic, industrial and commercial use. It is for this reason that water pumps are amongst the most widely used classes of equipment in South Africa.
Water pumps are used by a variety of different enterprises in both the private and public sector. The most widespread use of water by both government and local authorities is in the water treatment plants that are fund in almost every municipality in South Africa.
These water pumps are used for the pumping of both potable water for domestic use, as well as the pumping of both liquid water and semi solid waste in sewage treatment plants. Much larger and more powerful water pumps are used in South Africa to manage the flow of water from the dams that are found all over the country. These dams provide water for agricultural, commercial and home use and the water pumps that are used in the dams vary from impeller driven pumps to submersible pumps that can operate even when fully submerged under water.
Water pumps in widespread use in South Africa include those pumps that are used for crop irrigation purposes. Many of these pumps are used to pump water from riverine sources in South Africa. New and stricter legislation governing how much water can be sequestered from South African rivers, has meant that these water pumps need to be highly efficient. Fully submersible pumps with hermetically sealed casings can be used in boreholes which supply ground water for domestic use in homes that are not connected to the municipal water supply network.
Water pumps are also used in South Africa by the mining industry in order to prevent the flooding of tunnels and shafts in mining operations. These pumps must be engineered to extremely high tolerances as many are situated deep underground where regular servicing may not be possible. These water pumps must also be highly efficient as the safety of personnel working in the mines is reliant on the effectiveness of the pumps being employed to remove excess water from the areas where the miners are operating.