Clean and safe Water for remote Sumatra villages, Indonesia

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Overview

In 2004, a new partnership was formed between Grundfos and Water Missions International (WMI) in response to the devastating earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and the resulting tsunami that wreaked its havoc much further afield.The aim of the partnership was to provide safe drinking water for the ravaged communities hit by the tragedy in South East Asia, and their partnership continues to this day.

WMI is a non-profit US organisation that serves the water and sanitation needs of people in developing countries and disaster areas. Grundfos provides support for their safe water initiatives by supplying sustainable water pump solutions and funding through its Poul Due Jensen Foundation.

In their latest project, Grundfos and WMI’s Indonesian affiliate, Yayasan Waha Mitra, implemented a safe drinking water project in Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau, a province in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra.

The Grundfos solution

Grundfos supplied six SQFlex 3A-10 submersible solar pumps that come fitted with Grundfos MSF3 1400 watt motors, while WMI supplied the water treatment equipment consisting of a chlorination and disinfectant solution.

SQFlex is more than just a pump - it's a complete sustainable system as it matches the application and local conditions perfectly. A plug-and-go solution with SQF submersible pump, controller, energy source, and support structure, it is easy to install, operate and maintain. 



Moreover, the SQFlex solar panels adapt to the characteristic weather profile of any given area – and Indonesia is fortunate in having an abundance of sunlight due to its position on the equator. A generator or battery backup system can take over when the natural energy sources are scarce, and accumulate energy when they are plentiful. This means SQFlex’s total life cycle costs are much lower than with other systems due to reduced energy and maintenance costs.

The outcome

More than 20.000 people across six different areas of Pekanbaru now enjoy the benefits of clean and safe water. This will have a significant impact on the community in terms of better health and quality of life.

Other more remote communities can also enjoy the benefits as a water distribution centre and cleaning facility was established. Water is transported by bicycle in 20-litre water bottles to these areas, which are returned for cleaning and refilling when the water is finished.

After the system was inaugurated in October 2011, the mayor of Pekanbaru said that another 30 areas in Pekanbaru are being targeted for the sustainable system.

Grundfos and WMI are also going to cast their net wider to help communities in Medan (North Sumatra), South Sumatra and Sulawesi.

According to Jan Daniel, Indonesia Country Director for Water Missions International, the organisation needs to have the right equipment and supporting devices to run the water treatment process efficiently. “After an evaluation of various solutions, we felt the Grundfos pumping system was the most efficient and user-friendly for the community, as well as being dependable and durable,,” he said.

“Moreover, the solar powered Grundfos pumps helps significantly reduce the cost of the systems as they no longer need expensive diesel fuel and electricity to run them, and they are also much easier to maintain. This cost efficiency, coupled with the reliability of the solution, has led us to work with Grundfos in implementing our Safe Water programme around the world.

Grundfos provided:

A sustainable solar-powered pump solution for the collection, purification and distribution of drinking water

Pump data:

SQFlex 3A-10 submersible solar pump with Grundfos MSF3 1400 watt motor

Total capacity:

30 m3/day average per system

 





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Topic:

Grundfos provided a sustainable solar-powered pump solution for the collection, purification and distribution of drinking water

Location:

Pekanbaru, Sumatra, Indonesia

Company:

WMI (Water Missions International) - a non-profit US organisation - WMI’s Indonesian affiliate, Yayasan Waha Mitra

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If you need a similar solution, please contact us for further information.

Telephone

(021) 46951900, 4606909 (hunting)

Fax

(021) 4606901

Address

Intirub Business Park
Graha Intirub 2nd & 3rd Floor
Jl. Cililitan Besar No. 454 ,
Halim , Jakarta 13650