12 Apr Ronda – Philippines
As a precursor to the Mobile Max™ systems currently supplied by WorldWater, our staff traveled to the village of Ronda in the Philippines to design and install a solar powered water pumping system.
This system was designed specifically for the wells available, and used solar power to provide the energy to the pump using our patented pump controller technology.
In addition to the use of solar power and pumping controller, the Ronda project also utilized a simple cost recovery mechanism villagers used to pay for their clean water. This was a pre-paid card distributed by the municipal government to residents allowing each person to pay for their water by the liter. The result was that villagers paid less for water than they had been previously, their water was assured to be clean, and the municipality was able to use the revenue to pay off the loans for the project and build infrastructure.
The partnership and technology that was developed, with the help of WorldWater staff, produced a win-win-win situation for all involved.