Altough the BluePump is very reliable, we do not recommend to install one BluePump in the middle of nowhere and come back after 10 years. The pump will probably still work, but with time some part may come loose and need to be tightened for better function.
The BlueZone O&M concept
The supervison of pumping and cleaning of the apron is done by a community caretaker, he/she may recieve (depending on the community) a small salary to supervise the water fetching. In case of a problem, the caretacker allerts the Area Mecahnic and collects a small contribution from each family to pay for the expenses of the Area Mechanic.
Because the BluePump will never need a lot of spares, the cost to maintain the BluePump is mainly the transport cost of the Area Mechanic. It is estimated that over a period of 10 years, the average maintenance cost of the BluePump is less than US$ 50, - per year.
No community water bank-account problems
Sustainable water for the lowest price