Rope pump

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a pump in which a rapidly running endless rope raises water by the momentum communicated to the water by its adhesion to the rope.

See also: Rope

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ROPE Pics: rope pump or stamp (**If using rope pump - Vicki Worley assists WaterAid's rope pump artisan, Martin, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Credit: WaterAid/Suzanne Porter and stamp pic, credit: WaterAid/Lisa Martin) oOne of our first stops was Bayandi Nab-Yiri village where we helped install a sealed rope pump because the villagers were collecting water from an open bore hole.
The new rope pump and 10-metre concrete well installed in the village will allow Absepta and her neighbours easy access to clean water for the first time.
The well is surrounded by several rope pumps, which I believe were put there just for decoration to add to the vintage look.