The Ram Pump has been renovated!
The ram pump is one of the best example of appropriate technology in Sunseed. It provides water to the village of Los Molinos from the acequia line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year without any electricity or wires. The only energy it requires is from the water pressure.
The ram pump has been in the village since the 1980s but it has not had a proper overhaul for years. This summer therefore there were some problems with breakdowns and much needed maintenance.
Our AT team rose to the challenge!
The AT team set about making changes by buying a new air chamber and upgrading the pipe connectors. You can see the differences below.
The new air chamber
We are now also working on stone lining the pipe trench to stop vegetation and to keep the trench clear for easier maintenance. Here are Gillian, Natalie and Leonardo working on the stone lining.