Windpump Water Restoration
A wind pump had been installed on the farm by my father for sustainable, low impact living. He had a borehole drilled in order to bring water to the property. When we converted the property into a working farm, we needed to repair the wind pump. Master plumbers and technicians were hired to fix it, but we subsequently discovered the wind was not strong enough to pump water to fields on the farm which lay at higher elevations. Therefore, we made the decision to retrofit the borehole with an electrical submersible pump, which provides the necessary pressure for irrigation. The wind pump conversion has transformed the windmill into a monument to my father’s dedicated life in Zimbabwe.