Water point source types
The most common type of public improved waterpoint in Sierra Leone is the handpump. Among handpumps, the most popular model is the India Mark (II) pump, constituting 64% of all manual pumps and 27% of all waterpoints. The second most common handpump model is the Kardia pump. By contrast, the Afridev model, which dominates in neighbouring Liberia, is relatively rare in Sierra Leone.
The great advantage of the data is that it can both give an overall view of the waterpoint infrastructure in the country, and thus lead to insights pertinent for the whole sector, as well as provide very local information for detailed planning. The full data is available at here and stakeholders are encouraged to view and work with it, and to be inspired to use this opportunity to improve coordination, planning and investment in the sector going forward.