The Hydraulic Ram Pump pilot Project in Nyachey-Geykha and Nyarobi Village under Rubesa Gewog which pumps water from the Dangchu River to a height of about 110 meters to a community under Rubesa Gewog was successfully inaugurated today.
The Hydraulic Ram Pump Technology is an automatic pumping device which uses a large amount of water falling through a small head to lift a small amount of that water to a much greater height. It is a reliable and inexpensive water pumping system without the requirement of fuel or electricity, easy to maintain and with no associated greenhouse gas emissions.
The HRP pilot project of Rubesa is the first of its kind in the country and is said to be very popular in Nepal. It is being spearheaded by the Bhutan Water Partnership with financial assistance from UNDP and SGP and support from the Dzongkhag Administration.
The Rubesa HRP pilot project discharges water to a vertical height of 110 meters and the horizontal length is 700 meters with a discharge of 0.1 liters of water per second. The project is going to benefit about 42 households in the community.