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Kuhn, Tyler ; Beckley, Bob . 2005. New Accessible Handpump for Campgrounds. 0571 2311P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 4 p.

Describes an accessible handpump for pumping water from shallow wells (less than 60 feet deep) at campgrounds or other areas with wells. The rotary pump can be operated with just 5 pounds of force and its handle is easily reached by a person in a wheelchair. Water flows at about 1.5 gallons per minute. A dozen accessible handpump prototypes were manufactured by the Missoula Technology and Development Center for field testing at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management campgrounds in eight States. The pump is now being manufactured commercially as the ADA 100 by the Simple Pump Co. in Gardnerville, NV, (http://www.simplepump.com). This tech tip updates Accessible Handpump for Forest Service Campgrounds (0371–2333–MTDC).

Keywords: accessibility, hand pump, water supply, wells

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